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Lancaster University hosts 50th anniversary event with Esther Rantzen

Esther Rantzen CBE
Lancaster University chose BMA House to host its public lecture about aging with guest speaker Esther Rantzen CBE.
As part of the university’s 50th year anniversary, the Centre for Aging Research hosted the lecture and panel discussion about what forms of intervention are needed in later life.


The event, which took place on Monday 3 November in the Great Hall of the venue in central London’s Bloomsbury, attracted 150 guests. Discussions were stimulated by guest speaker Esther Rantzen CBE who is renowned for her work in charitable causes including Silverline.

 The lecture was aimed at encouraging debate about what forms of interventions are needed or are proven to be most effective in addressing loneliness and social isolation in later life and where responsibility lies for tackling the issue.

 The panel was chaired by Lancaster University’s Pro-Vice Chancellor for Research, Professor Stephen Decent and other panellists including; Pam Creaven, Director of Services at Age UK, The Right Honourable Paul Burstow MP, Professor Christine Milligan, Director of Lancaster University Centre for Ageing Research.

BMA House is a Grade II listed historic venue located in Bloomsbury offering 23 contemporary spaces with integrated conference and meetings facilities.

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