Horizons Institute events

Reimagining Ageing Network Launch

Monday 2 October, 12.45–2.15pm, Stage@Leeds

Coinciding with the International Day for Older Persons, the Reimagining Ageing Network will officially launch with an event featuring speakers from across University of Leeds, Leeds City Council, and Leeds Public Health. 

About Reimagining Ageing

Reimagining Ageing is a new interdisciplinary research network, supported by the Horizons Institute at the University of Leeds.

Ageing, while inevitable, should also be challenging, exciting, and stimulating as it is ultimately a privilege to age. Ageing can often be conceptualised as a narrow biological process but these conceptions of ageing need to be reimagined to consider how older people contribute to society and how we can all make the most of life as we age.

Reimagining Ageing will facilitate interdisciplinary collaboration to co-create novel, imaginative responses to the global challenge of successful ageing, with a focus on reducing inequalities in later life. The network is supported by Leeds City Council, Leeds Public Health, and leading local and national third sector organisations. As a research network we will align our research themes with the Leeds City strategic plans to provide a clear route for impact and an opportunity for implementing change across our city.

Insight Series: How to navigate between industry and academia

Tuesday 3 October, 11am–12pm, online

Academics are routinely encouraged to be more outward facing, collaborate with industry and undertake collaboration to support the impact of their research. Moving between industry and academia can bring deeper understanding and valuable insights and collaborations.

Join Gustav Markkula and Mark Sumner to hear about their respective backgrounds in industry, the move to academia and how they have used their knowledge of industry to continue to collaborate with a range of industry partners to enhance their research and its uptake, to provide advice and consultancy, and to bring added value to the student experience.

Nature Porfolio: Publishing in High-Impact Journals

Tuesday 17 October, 11am–12pm, Online and HELIX, 7.14 EC Stoner Building, University of Leeds

Choosing the right journal to submit your work to can be difficult if you aren’t sure what criteria will be applied in assessing its suitability. Bronwyn Wake, Chief Editor of Nature Climate Change will present on the Nature Portfolio journals – introducing the journals in the family and how they differ, as well as explaining their editorial processes and approach to peer review. A Q&A will follow Bronwyn's short talk.

T´╗┐his event is a hybrid event. When registering, please select if you intend to join online or in-person (HELIX, 7.14 EC Stoner Building, University of Leeds). Refreshments are available for those joining in-person. Please note we have limited in-person capacity.