The future of ageing

Current Project

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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We commissioned a deliberative public dialogue as part of our current in-depth inquiry on ageing, to help us to ensure that we are advocating policy changes that are ethical, rational, informed and inclusive of public views and values.

Britain Thinks, an insight and strategy consultancy, ran this dialogue for us in the summer of 2022. The dialogue involved 24 members of the public and explored people’s views on our draft recommendations and provisional findings on key issues addressed by our in-depth inquiry.

Read the report

  • A short interactive report of the public dialogue was published on 9 November 2022.
  • A full report from the dialogue will be published in spring 2023 alongside the findings of our in-depth inquiry.

The public dialogue followed a number of smaller engagement workshops that we designed and ran across the country, speaking to a variety of people about how science and technology might support them as they grow older.

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Download the interactive report.