Professor John Starr Winter Lecture Booking now open


Key Details

  • Date: Monday 2 December 2019
  • Location: The Old Fruitmarket, City Halls, Candleriggs, Glasgow, G1 1NQ
  • Time: 6pm - 7pm (doors open at 5pm)

You’re invited to the Professor John Starr Winter Lecture – our annual event giving you the chance to delve into the latest discussions surrounding dementia.                                             

Our winter lecture‘s name honours the late-Professor John Starr who supported the work of Alzheimer Scotland as a trustee and as the Director of the Alzheimer Scotland Dementia Research Centre at the University of Edinburgh.

This year, Professor Ian Deary will deliver the lecture titled Twenty years of mostly-healthy, mostly-cognitive ageing in the Lothian Birth Cohorts.

Professor Ian Deary OBE, Professor of Differential Psychology at the University of Edinburgh, will explore the impact of the Lothian Birth Cohorts (LBCs) of 1921 and 1936. This accessible talk will provide a primer on the studies, and their contributions to understanding why some people's brains and bodies age better than others.

What are the Lothian Birth Cohorts?

The Lothian Birth Cohorts have provided crucial information on how and why people change in their cognitive functions from childhood to older age, and within older age from 70 to over 90 years old. The Edinburgh-based studies, which began in 1999, were follow up studies of the Scottish Mental Surveys of 1932 and 1947.

This year’s lecture returns to the beautiful Old Fruitmarket, in Glasgow’s Merchant City.

Please click here to get your ticket for the lecture.

Tickets are £12 (Members) and £15 (non-Members) and include the opportunity to network and enjoy festive nibbles ahead of the lecture, which will begin at 6pm.

Free tickets are available for people living with dementia and their family carers – please get in touch for more information.

If you have any queries, please email [email protected] or call 0141 410 0104.

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