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In addition, David Wood will be giving a talk on common objections



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.

There’s more

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.

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Steve Hill

Steve serves on the LEAF Board of Directors and is the Editor in Chief, coordinating the daily news articles and social media content of the organization. He is an active journalist in the aging research and biotechnology field and has to date written over 600 articles on the topic, interviewed over 100 of the leading researchers in the field, hosted livestream events focused on aging, as well as attending various medical industry conferences. His work has been featured in H+ magazine, Psychology Today, Singularity Weblog, Standpoint Magazine, Swiss Monthly, Keep me Prime, and New Economy Magazine. Steve is one of three recipients of the 2020 H+ Innovator Award and shares this honour with Mirko Ranieri – Google AR and Dinorah Delfin – Immortalists Magazine. The H+ Innovator Award looks into our community and acknowledges ideas and projects that encourage social change, achieve scientific accomplishments, technological advances, philosophical and intellectual visions, author unique narratives, build fascinating artistic ventures, and develop products that bridge gaps and help us to achieve transhumanist goals. Steve has a background in project management and administration which has helped him to build a united team for effective fundraising and content creation, while his additional knowledge of biology and statistical data analysis allows him to carefully assess and coordinate the scientific groups involved in the project.
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