The Debating Matters 'Changing Age; medical, moral and social debates about ageing' event is a joint initiative with Newcastle University’s Changing Age programme, being led by the Institute for Ageing and Health. It will be an innovative day of debates for schools from across the North East of England, looking at the issue of ageing - both in terms of the science and medical progress, and its social consequences.
Debating Matters seeks to offers a fresh, accessible and engaging format for debating contemporary issues. Supported by Pfizer, the Wellcome Trust, and various other organisations, the competition has been pioneering a format for debate that takes ideas, argument and young people seriously. The focus is on content and substance over style, encouraging young people to engage in an intelligent contest of ideas and holding up their ideas to critical scrutiny.
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‘Changing Age’ is a year-long programme of events and activities organised by Newcastle University, which houses the prestigious Institute for Ageing & Health (IAH). The IAH brings together basic, clinical, social and computer scientists, engineers, and researchers in a variety of other fields, to address the increasingly important issues of how and why we age, the treatment of associated disease and disability, and the support of through-life health, wellbeing and independence. As well as the programme celebrating Newcastle University’s achievements in ageing-related research over the past 40 years, it will also be a platform for contemporary debate and discussion on age related issues.