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Time of our lives: The science of human ageing

Speaker: Professor Tim Kirkwood
4th November 2000

Professor Kirkwood will look at the remarkable science of human ageing from a variety of perspectives - evolutionary, social, psychological - and examine such questions as why we age at all, how human ageing compares to that of other animal species, why women live longer than men and why our memories fail as we get older.

Professor Tom Kirkwood is Professor of Medicine and head of the Department of Gerontology at the University of Newcastle. Time of our Lives: the Science of Human Ageing (Weidenfeld and Nicholson, 1999) was declared "a rattling good read" by John Bayley in the Evening Standard, and "witty and accessible" by Victoria Glendinning in The Daily Telegraph. Professor Kirkwood urges us all to live life to the full for as long as we can.

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