Monday, 1 June 2009

Britain’s population time bomb? The challenges and opportunities of an ageing society

This is the title of an expert panel meeting at the Royal Geographical Society on Tuesday 16 June at 19.00 until 20.00. Doors open at 18.00

Britain’s 17 million baby boomers are fast approaching retirement age, with over 65’s now outnumbering under 16’s for the first time. What are the challenges and opportunities that this presents Britain?

The expert panel will explore issues such as the changing nature of retirement; the importance of older people in the workforce; the increasing pressures on public services; and how Britain is adapting to an ageing society.


  • Samira Ahmed, Channel 4 News Presenter and Correspondent


  • Rosie Winterton MP, Minister of State for Pensions and the Ageing Society, and Minister for Yorkshire and the Humber
  • George Magnus, author of The Age of Ageing (2009)

Booking & tickets: RGS-IBG members £7, non-members £10. Call the Events Office on 020 7591 3100

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