January 25th, 2022 19:00   —   20:30

Richard Faragher

People have always been puzzled and concerned by why and how they grew old, got sick, and died. Millennials are the first humans born into a world in which those questions have answers, and those answers are inspiring billion-dollar companies to create new treatments.

What causes ageing? How does it make us ill? Can we all extend our lives in good health beyond 120 years? What will it cost? If we could, would we want to? And if not, why not?

Our speaker, Richard Faragher, is Professor of Biological Gerontology at the University of Brighton. His many roles, past and present, include Chair of the British Society for Research on Ageing. He is currently a Director of the American Federation for Aging Research, the leading US non-profit organisation supporting and advancing healthy aging through biomedical research. His primary research interest is the relationship between cellular senescence and organismal ageing.

Chichester Humanists is a branch of the national charity Humanists UK.

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