British Society of Gerontology Conference 2017

"Do Not Go Gentle" - Gerontology and a Good Old Age

The Centre for Innovative Ageing at Swansea University is proud to host the 46th Annual British Society of Gerontology Conference, "Do Not Go Gentle" - Gerontology and a Good Old Age, from the 5th – 7th July 2017 at the newly opened Bay Campus in Swansea. We will be welcoming delegates from around the world to celebrate in "The Art of Ageing", shining a light on the innovative and participatory research being conducted to improve the lives of older people across each continent.

BSG is at the forefront of both British and global research on ageing and is internationally renowned for academic rigour, as well as engagement and involvement with policy, practice and the Third Sector. The annual conference is the crowning jewel where research from around the world is presented to a diverse audience, reflecting both the scope of the research and the membership of the society.

Swansea University’s Centre for Innovative Ageing has compiled an interactive and engaging Social & Academic Programme giving a taste of what Wales has to offer in culture and gerontological expertise. Keynote speakers from around the world will add some detailed insight to the applied nature of the research that is being undertaken, and the special events  will reflect the culture and convivial nature of Wales and the Centre for Innovative Ageing.  Either side of the conference, delegates are encouraged to visit the Swansea area to explore the jaw-dropping natural beauty and award-winning local produce. If there are any queries, the conference team are on hand to help. 

The full academic programme is now available!

  BSG2017 Academic Programme

The conference handbook is available for you to download! BSG Conference Handbook 2017

Please use this to plan your conference in advance to make sure you make the most of the social and academic programmes. 

At registration you will have the option of taking a printed version of the handbook or just working from your electronic version. We hope that providing you with both electronic and printed versions, you will be able to make the most of your time with us in Swansea. 

If you have any questions please contact our team on

Accommodation and Registration

There are a range of different fee options based on your requirements. Please click here to find out more. 


We will be exploring "The Art of Ageing" and reflecting the diversity of gerontology. To find out more about our programme and sub-topics click here

Special Events

We will have range of events and competitions pre-, during and post conference. Please see all the events here.

Sponsors and Exhibitors

Learn about the exhibitors and sponsors at this year's conference here. 


Find out about our innovative speakers by clicking here

Event and Visitor Guide

Located in beautiful South Wales, Swansea University is spread across two campuses. Find out everything you need to know to explore this area here.