The Oxford Society for Ageing and Longevity has recently started hosting online webinars with some of the leading figures in the field.
On November 25th, Dr. Aubrey de Grey from SENS Research Foundation gave a talk that be began with his usual discussion, with which the community is very familiar, about what aging is and the disconnect people have when it comes to understanding why targeting the root causes of aging is the logical way to prevent age-related diseases.
He also touches upon COVID and why it could have a silver lining for aging research. Bearing in mind that COVID is a disease that predominantly affects the elderly, the work our field is doing could potentially benefit them. Now is the time for the field to really hammer that message home and get policymakers on board with the approaches that biomedical gerontology proposes.
It’s just past the 33-minute mark where things kick up a notch and we have a large Q&A section in which Dr. de Grey fields a large number of questions from the audience.
The Oxford Society for Ageing and Longevity is going to be hosting futurist David Wood’s talk, The Strengths and Weaknesses of Objections to Radical Life Extension, on Monday, November 30th at 1:30 PM Eastern, 6:30 PM UK time. You can register for the webinar here.
David will be addressing the topics of overpopulation, distributional justice, and immortal dictators, common themes that pop up whenever the idea of increasing healthy human lifespan through science is raised.