The future of ageing

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Current in-depth inquiry

This inquiry is exploring ethical questions in relation to the role of science and technology in helping people live well in old age.

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Online workshop with members of the Bristol Older People’s Forum

11 August 2021

For the first of our future of ageing engagement workshops, members of the Bristol Older People’s Forum (BOPF) were invited to create drawings on how science and health technologies might support a ‘good’ or a ‘bad’ older age. Working group member Muna Al-Jawad – a cartoonist, and consultant in medicine for older people at the Royal Sussex County Hospital – facilitated the virtual workshop and invited participants to discuss their drawings and the ideas behind them.

Following the workshop, using key themes raised by Forum members' drawings and discussions around technology and older age (and inspired by the works of Lewis Carroll), a summary 'meta-cartoon' titled 'Alice in Tech-Land' was created by Muna (see below).

Meet Alice Alice in Techland FINAL
Alice in techland 1
Alice in techland 2

With thanks to the members of the BOPF for supporting this workshop, and Muna Al-Jawad for facilitating the workshop and drawing the cartoons for 'Alice in Tech-Land'.

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