Older Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans People – Minding the Knowledge Gaps Final Conference

The Abbey Centre, Westminster, London SW1.


11.00 Welcome: Dr Andrew King, Lead Organiser of Minding the Knowledge Gaps, Lecturer & co-Director Centre for Research on Ageing and Gender, University of Surrey.

11:05 Baroness Liz Barker: How Far We’ve Come - Older LGBT rights movement

11:35 Round-up from seminars 2013-2014 Chaired by Dr Sue Westwood, Lecturer, University of Surrey and co-organiser of the Minding the Knowledge Gaps Project.

'Older Bisexual Lives - Current Initiatives and Future Directions' – Sue George, author of Women and Bisexuality.
‘Intergenerational Issues and LGBT people – Current Initiatives and Future Directions’ – Catherine McNamara, co-founder of Gendered Intelligence and Deputy Dean of Studies at Central School of Speech & Drama.
'Older LGBT People - the intersections of ethnicity, culture and religion' – Roshan das Nair, Consultant Clinical Psychologist Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust, Honorary Associate Professor at the University Of Nottingham, and Kat Gupta, activist.
'Counting the costs? Resources, Austerity and Older LGBT People' – Noah Uhrig, Senior Research Fellow at the Institute for Social and Economic Research.
'Trans Ageing' – tba
‘New Directions in Health, Housing and Social Care: what do older LGBT people want?’ – Paul Willis, Senior Lecturer in Social Work at Swansea University.

1.00 -1.50 LUNCH (FREE)

1.50 Introduction to afternoon: Dr Yiu-Tung Suen, Lecturer, Chinese University of Hong Kong and co-organiser of the Minding the Knowledge Gaps Project.

2.00 Peter Tatchell: Still a Long Way to Go - Older LGBT rights movement

2:30 ‘Question Time’ Panel: Addressing the Gaps in Knowledge about LGBT ageing

Chair: Dr Kathryn Almack, Senior Research Fellow, Sue Ryder Care Centre for the Study of Supportive, Palliative and End of Life Care, University of Nottingham and co-organiser of the Minding the Knowledge Gaps Project.

Panel: Antony Smith (Age UK); James Taylor, (Stonewall); Jenny-Anne Bishop; Kate Hancock (Opening Doors); Rebecca Jones (Open University); Vernal Scott (author of God’s Other Children); Tina Wathern (Stonewall Housing).

3:30 Action points


4:00 A short poem, followed by two short films (Stephen Whittle, EHRC on trans equality; GenSilent trailer & link to free showing of full film)

4.30 Clare Summerskill - Presentational Talk

Time(S) 10:30 to 17:00
From 28/01/2015
Ticket Cost Free - £25
Venue Name The Abbey Centre
Address 34 Great Smith St
Town London
County London
Postcode SW1P 3BU
Region London - Central
Website www.surrey.ac.uk/sociology/research/researchcentres/crag/sem