The Long Run: Life is a marathon

12 Jul 2012
Reflecting the vitality of an Olympic year, we consider life like a Marathon, presenting the latest scientific thinking about increasing human longevity in terms of trends, training and persistence.

Acclaimed scientists outline what research is revealing about how and why we age: Sarah Harper, director, Oxford Institute of Population Ageing on 'The Longest Lives in History'; Ian Deary, director, Centre for Cognitive Ageing, Edinburgh on 'Staying Fit and Keeping Well'; Tom Kirkwood, dean for ageing, Institute for Ageing and Health, Newcastle, on 'Hitting the Wall and Approaching the Finish'; with responses from culture and sport from Professor Frances Corner, head of the London College of Fashion and triple Olympian Simon Mason

Listen to the podcast of the full event including audience Q&A.



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