What causes ageing? How does it make us ill? Can we all extend our lives beyond 120 years in good health? What will it cost? If we could, would we want to? And if not, why not? The answers are both simple and more complex than you might think.

Our wonderful speaker this week is Richard Faragher - Professor of Biogerontology. Richard works on the relationship between cell and organismal ageing. He is past chair of the British Society for Research on Ageing, the International Association of Biomedical Gerontology and the American Aging Association. He has won the Royal Pharmaceutical Society Medal for his research into the accelerated ageing disease Werner’s syndrome. He is the first scientist to be honoured by Help the Aged for his championship of older people and holds the Lord Cohen of Birkenhead Medal for services to gerontology.

This assembly will be hosted by our co-founder Sanderson Jones. We will also have the amazing Elie Karslake from London Laughter doing poetry for us.

We'll also be doing our usual: Mass singalongs to some of our favourite power ballads, an awesome spoken word artist, hearing stories from a number of our community and drinking a vat of tea afterwards.

Please remember, Sunday Assembly London is free to attend and runs entirely on donations. Please support us if you can to keep it free for those who can't. You can become a supporter here: https://sundayassembly.charitycheckout.co.uk/

Accessible Parking:
Conway Hall have let us know that there is one accessible parking spot in Red Lion Square, but it is frequently in use. However, parking is free and unrestricted on Sundays outside Conway Hall.

March 17, 2019 at 11am–12:15pm at Conway Hall

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Luke Porritt Daryl Booth Sibah Hasan Philippa Hanson Mei W Anni Dong Annie Chapman Stuart Garman Freddie Porritt Alastair Dawson Louise de Froment Toby Buchan Sian Matthews Rachel Poynor George Smith