Coming up - Ageing: perspectives from cell to society

Hughes Hall and Public Health@Cambridge Network are running a one-day interdisciplinary conference to bring together current Cambridge research relevant to the processes and contexts of ageing.

Tuesday 25th February 2020, 9:30 to 17:30, in the Pavilion Room at Hughes Hall, Cambridge, CB1 2EW.

The aim of the conference is to investigate how we can enhance individual well-being by safeguarding health, increasing resilience and promoting community and wider involvement by activities throughout the life course and, in so doing promote benefits for society as a whole.  A draft programme is here: Ageing Conference Programme DRAFT

The morning session will showcase current research at Cambridge and the application of ageing research in the context of real-world challenges. Delegates will hear from a range of key-note speakers including Professor Carol Brayne, Professor Nabeel Affara, Professor Andrew Flewitt, Professor Kay-Tee Khaw, Professor Peter Landshoff, Dr Victoria Keevil, Alison Hall and Dr Louise Lafortune. Biographies can be seen here: Ageing Conference Biographies

In the afternoon session we will have strategic discussions to aim to identify Cambridge’s potential to address pressing issues through research, capacity building, and increasing the profile and influence of our researchers. The event will deliver three clear goals:

  • Better understanding and appreciation of the breadth of work on ageing across the Cambridge ecosystem, enabling improved sharing of ideas and knowledge and the fostering of new relationships, collaborative activities and partnerships
  • Highlighting the most pressing issues
  • Reflecting on how researchers in Cambridge can have an impact by developing plans to support their wider world influence and engagement.

If you would like to present a poster at the conference, please email your abstract to Max 200 words.

Places are free but limited; lunch will be provided. Please click here to book:

09:00 Registration
09:30 Presentations
13:00 Lunch
14:00 Discussions
15:30 Panel
17:00 Reception

Bridge events at Hughes Hall

“The Bridge is an exciting new initiative to foster discovery and make a difference.” Professor Patrick Maxwell, The Regius Professor of Physic

We run a range of Bridge events and opportunities. Many of these support our Impact Leadership Programme which is designed to equip our academic community for life beyond the College gates and to help maximise their impact and employability, and enhance their CV, whilst studying at Hughes.

We do this by providing training and development opportunities to the most relevant candidates who apply to our programme and by offering a range of events and experiences to the whole Hughes Hall community. We also provide advice on career development, research translation, and partnership brokering, and act as an initial point of contact for those navigating the Cambridge translation ecosystem or looking to connect externally, including policy, practice and industry collaboration.

Our lectures, events, seminars and other opportunities include:

  • Masterclasses
  • Seminars
  • Bridge lecture series
  • Fireside chats
  • Mentoring
  • Work shadowing
  • Work experience placements
  • Internships

For further information please see our Impact Leadership Programme page or contact Dr Stephen Axford, Director of Research Translation by emailing The full range of events available at College can be found on the main Events page.