Ageing Futures

9th June 2022, 13:30 – 15:00 & 16th June 2022, 12:30-15:00



Brigstow and the Ageing Futures Group at the University of Bristol invite University of Bristol academic staff to take part in a two-part workshop to explore what healthy ageing might look like from a range of disciplinary perspectives.  

Following the Ageing Futures meet up in June 2021 we’d like to open up further interdisciplinary conversations around ageing. By using creative thinking, exploring assumptions and using approaches from speculative fiction to imagine ageing in both dystopian and utopian futures, we will create a unique space for researchers to meet, explore and discuss concepts of ageing. We’d like to explore what aspects of your research you can draw in to the broad question about ageing? But also to engage with your dreams, passions and desires around what kind of later life you would like for yourself and your families and friends?  

The dates for the two-part workshop are: 

  • Thursday 9th June 2022, 13:30 – 15:00 – online 
  • Thursday 16th June 2022, 12:30-15:00 – in person, lunch will be provided 

How to get involved 

Applications are welcome from academics in all faculties of the University of Bristol. To take part, please complete and submit the short application form by 16:00 on Tuesday 3rd May. Please answer the questions as fully as possible. We will let you know the outcome of your application via email by Thursday 12th May. 

We are keen to hear from Early Career Researchers who we hope will particularly benefit from opportunities to develop understandings of different approaches drawn from other academic disciplines. 

We are also available if you have any questions about the process or the content of the workshop. Please email and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.   

Application form questions 

About you 

As well as asking for your name and contact details, you will be asked: 

  • Which school/faculty. You will also be asked if you are an early career researcher. 
  • What is the focus of your research? Max 200 words 

Your interests 

  • Why have you applied to take part in these workshops? Max 200 words 
  • How is the Ageing Futures relevant to you and your areas of interests/research (Max 100 words) 
  • What are you expecting to get out of the workshops? Max 200 words 
  • Where would you rank yourself on a scale of interdisciplinarity, with 1 being a complete beginner and 10 being experienced and radical! (we want a range of people)?