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The Progressive Policy Think Tank

‘Extra Time: 10 Lessons For An Ageing World’ with Camilla Cavendish

The Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) is delighted to invite you to a talk with Camilla Cavendish following the release of her new book Extra Time: 10 Lessons For An Ageing World. This will take place on Monday 24th June, 16.15-18.00 at IPPR, 14 Buckingham Street, London, WC2N 6DF. Please arrive at 16.15 for a 16.30 start

The world is undergoing a dramatic demographic shift. By 2020, for the first time in history, the number of people aged 65 and over will outnumber children aged five and under. But our systems are lagging woefully behind this new reality...

In Extra Time, Camilla Cavendish embarks on a journey to understand how different countries are responding to these unprecedented challenges. Travelling across the world in a carefully researched and deeply human investigation, Cavendish contests many of the taboos around ageing.

Interviewing leading scientists about breakthroughs that could soon transform the quality and extent of life, she sparks a debate about how governments, businesses, doctors, the media and each one of us should handle the second half of life. She argues that if we take a more positive approach, we should be able to reap the benefits of a prolonged life. But that will mean changing our attitudes and using technology, community, even anti-ageing pills, to bring about a revolution.

This event will be chaired by Harry Quilter-Pinner, Senior Research Officer at IPPR and will feature a response from George McNamara, Director of Policy and Influencing at Independent Age.

Please register for this event using the link below.


Camilla Cavendish is an award-winning columnist and broadcaster, whose campaigns have changed the law. She was the head of the Downing Street Policy Unit and now sits in the House of Lords. She writes the high-profile weekly Saturday op-ed column in the Financial Times, is a contributor to the Sunday Times, appears regularly on programmes like Today and Question Time, and is a Senior Fellow at Harvard’s Kennedy School. Extra Time is her first book.