Can there really be life without ageing? Tom Kirkwood and Aubrey de Grey set out their opposing views.
Can modern science really consign the ageing process to history? Aubrey de Grey suggests that a 'cure' for ageing is within reach, while Tom Kirkwood argues that such a goal distorts what the real research priorities should be in an ageing world.
13.00 Chair: Welcome and Introductions
Participants: Tom Shakespeare
13.05 Talk: Dr Aubrey de Grey
Dr de Grey will suggest that a “cure” for ageing is within reach in our own lifetimes.
13.25 Talk: Professor Tom Kirkwood CBE
Professor Kirkwood will respond that such a goal is unrealistic and does not reflect the research priorities of an ageing world.
13.45 Chair's Questions
Dr Tom Shakespeare will pose questions to the speakers and stimulate debate