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Mon, 06 Mar


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Ageless with Dr Andrew Steele

Can we get older without getting old? Computational biologist Dr Andrew Steele on the science that may make it possible & his book on the subject, Ageless

Ageless with Dr Andrew Steele
Ageless with Dr Andrew Steele

Time & Location

06 Mar 2023, 19:30 – 21:00

On Zoom, link available nearer the time.

About the event

"We think of ageing as an inescapable fact of life – we’re born, we grow old, so it goes. “That’s been the narrative for thousands of years...But what if it didn’t have to be?"" - The Guardian

We have the pleasure of welcoming Dr Andrew Steele to Bristol to give a talk on his book Ageless: The new science of getting older without getting old, followed by a Q&A and lively discussion. 

Ageing is one of the most complex and mysterious processes in biology, but modern science is helping us to finally understand what drives it and, maybe, how we could do something about it. This talk will look at the biological changes that drive ageing, resulting in everything from wrinkles and grey hair to increased risk of cancer. You’ll find out what happens to our bodies and brains as we age, and how biomedical science may be able to intervene to slow or even reverse the process. And, even if we could intervene in ageing, should we? This is a topic with huge ethical implications as well—for our health, our economy, and for what it means to be human.

He is a scientist, writer, YouTuber and campaigner based in Berlin. After a PhD in physics from the University of Oxford, he decided that ageing was the single most important scientific challenge of our time, and switched fields to computational biology. He worked at the Francis Crick Institute, using machine learning to decode our DNA and predict heart attacks using patients’  NHS medical records.  

Dr Steele is now a full-time science writer and presenter. He has written for the Guardian, Telegraph and Wall Street Journal, and is a regular expert on Impossible Engineering, and has featured on other shows on Discovery and the BBC.

He's now a full-time science writer and presenter. I’ve written for the Wall Street Journal, Sunday Times, Telegraph, Guardian and WIRED magazine, and have featured on NBC’s TODAY, The Russell Howard Hour, Sunday Brunch, NBC Morning News Now and BBC News, as well as being a regular expert on Discovery’s Impossible Engineering and Strangest Things on Sky. He produces videos on my YouTube channel, and give live talks ranging from lectures in schools to science stand-up (yes, that is a thing) at the Hammersmith Apollo. He's also campaigned about science funding as Chair of Science is Vital and creator of Scienceogram.

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