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Building a better society for healthier, longer lives

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The last century saw a revolution in life expectancy. And this revolution will require us to shift what we do at every age and will demand a transformation of every aspect of our society.

Most of us are now expected to live much longer than previous generations. But instead of seeing this as a precious gift of extra life, we see it as a burden, with ageing populations dogged by infirmity, dependent on an ever-decreasing number of young people to support them.

Andrew J. Scott – the world’s leading expert on the economics of longevity - argues it doesn't have to be like that. In his new book The Longevity Imperative, he shows how our longer lives can be a source of hope and fulfilment if we seize the opportunity to invest in our health, skills, personal relationships and community connections to support a flourishing longer life – for ourselves, and for the planet.

Join Andrew at the RSA in conversation with Noreena Hertz, economist, broadcaster and bestselling author of The Lonely Century: A Call to Reconnect.

*Please note this event will be held at RSA House as well as streamed online - please ensure to register for the correct ticket type to avoid disappointment*

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