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CENTRE FOR AGEING AND BIOGRAPHICAL STUDIES (CABS) PUBLIC SEMINAR SERIES 2023-24

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posted on 2023-10-30, 15:11 authored by Manik Deepak GopinathManik Deepak Gopinath, Verina WaightsVerina Waights

The Centre for Ageing and Biographical Studies (CABS) at the Open University (UK) is delighted to return with its online public seminar series programme for 2023-24.

1. How to age well?

Monday 27 November 2023 17.30 to 18:30 pm, online, MS TEAMS WEBINAR
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What does Eating, Drinking, Moving, Connecting, and Thinking have to do with ageing well? Join us on the 27th of November to explore this topic further through a panel discussion between members from the Open University – Dr Jitka Vseteckova (Senior Lecturer) and Dr Lesley Fearn, Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies; Dr Sinead Eccles (Staff tutor) Faculty of Social Sciences; Dr Grainne O’Connor, Professional Services; Dr Yoseph Araya (Senior Lecturer) Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics).This seminar drawing on multi-disciplinary and global research perspectives will explore how making small daily changes in your life can lead to ageing better and discuss the outcomes from the recent four UK Nations Campaign Take Five to Age Well.

2. What is Artificial intelligence (AI) and what does it mean for older adults?

Monday 26 February 2024, 10.00 to 11.30 am, online, MS TEAMS WEBINAR

Registration details to follow.

Join us on the 26th of February 2024 to hear from Dr Elena Moschini (London Metropolitan University, UK) and Dr Barbara Barbosa Neves (Monash University, Australia).

Dr Elena Moschini’s seminar on Artificial Intelligence (AI): overview and examples is designed to provide an introduction to Artificial Intelligence (AI). It will offer a brief overview of the journey that has led to the current AI landscape and an outline of the various types of AI technologies. It will consider examples of key areas of application and trends for future developments. The presentation will also highlight benefits and challenges of AI, as well as implications for users and stakeholders.

Dr Barbara Barbosa Neves: seminar details to follow.

3. Keeping safe using digital devices and online: what do older people want to know for daily activities?

Monday 29 April 2024 17:00 to 18:20 pm online, MS TEAMS WEBINAR.

What type of activities, knowledge and digital literacy would enable older people to positively engage with online activities via their digital devices? Join us for this discussion by Dr Deborah Morgan (Centre for Innovative Ageing, Swansea University) and Dr Hannah Marston (School of Health, Wellbeing and Social Care, The Open University) which will present insights from a series of workshops held with older people in South Wales (2023). The workshops explored issues raised by older people during earlier work, including, keeping safe online and protecting your data, social media WhatsApp accounts; blocking and removing contacts; installing apps onto a smartphone; and, in-app purchasing such as train tickets; seeking best deals online, editing online shopping carts and much more.

4. Let us talk about Menopause!

Monday 24 June 2024 17:00 to 18:20 pm, online, MS TEAMS WEBINAR

Registration details to follow.

The menopause transition is a key, and sometimes protracted, process of ageing which affects both those experiencing menopause and their loved ones and colleagues. Join activist and menopause collections editor Dr Catherine Pestano and Ms Alison Craig, author of the Open Learn Menopause course, to reflect on how the menopause impacts individuals, groups and systems as we age, and how we can move forward positively.

There will be opportunities to ask questions at the end of the seminars. The seminars will be recorded and made publicly available on the Open University's research data repository. By registering and joining the event you are giving your consent for the seminar to be recorded.


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