Staying sharp – looking after our thinking skills as we age

Posted on 31 May 2017

The University of York and Age UK have collaborated to share research about brain health in older age. On Friday 30 June, leading researchers on the topic will be in York to discuss their findings and talk to members of the public.

If you're aged 60+, we'd like to invite you to an afternoon event to meet academics, hear the latest evidence on how and why our thinking skills change as we age, and discuss how we can help ourselves stay sharp in later life.

Join us on Friday 30 June 2017 from 12.00pm to 3.00pm at Bedern Hall, Bartle Garth, St Andrewgate, York, YO1 7AL. No specific knowledge or qualifications are needed to take part. The event will mostly be in a 'speed science' format- researchers will chat to small groups about their findings, giving you the opportunity to ask questions and discuss the evidence. 

The event is free but places are limited and available on a first-come-first-served basis. Transport can be arranged and reasonable travel expenses will be reimbursed. A light lunch is provided.

To book your place or ask for more information, contact Fiona McNab at the University by Friday 16 June. Call +44(0)1904 322874 (this line has voicemail), or email

The researchers
Assistant Professor Joaquin Anguera, University of California, San Francisco
Assistant Professor Alan Gow, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh
Professor Arthur Kramer, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Dr Fiona McNab, University of York
Professor Patrick Rabbitt, University of Oxford

Dr Sarah MacPherson - University of Edinburgh

View the flyer for the event: Staying sharp - looking after our thinking skills as we age (PDF , 515kb)