"The Art of Ageing" - Programme Overview










Celebrating inclusivity and innovation, the Centre for Innovative Ageing alongside the BSG invite delegates to explore “The Art of Ageing”. The core theme of the conference reflects the diversity of gerontology in Swansea and across the world; from arts-based methodology to innovative dissemination and engagement strategies and, of course, not forgetting the style in which the population ages. This cultural turn is also reflected in the title of the conference “Do Not Go Gentle: Gerontology & A Good Old Age” incorporating the Welsh Poet Dylan Thomas and the ethos of ageing as a positive and stereotype-defying period of life.

Gerontology is a diverse discipline, approached in many complementary ways. This rich tapestry is something the conference seeks to embrace, encouraging abstract submissions from across the gamut of professions working with and for older people. To facilitate this, a range of conference sub-themes has been created to support the development of abstracts that can be grouped, to maximise their impact and the experience of all delegates.

The conference sub-themes are;

  •  Environments of Ageing
  •  Social & Supportive Relationships
  •  Participation & Inclusion
  •  Cognition & Dementia
  •  Cultural Gerontology
  •  Health & Social Care
  •  The Arts & Older People
  •  Minority & Diverse Populations

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.