Professor Miriam Bernard

Celebrating ageing, creativity, impact

Miriam (Mim) Bernard, Professor Emerita of Social Gerontology at Keele University, received the British Society for Gerontology's Outstanding Achievement award in 2022. In this event, organised by the Institute for Social Inclusion (KISI), Mim reflects on her distinguished career as a socially inclusive researcher and practitioner, working with communities of older people, locally, nationally, and internationally. Beginning her career in the Keele tradition of interdisciplinary inquiry (English, Geography) and as a researcher in the charity sector (Beth Johnson Foundation), Professor Bernard's rich experience came to champion the importance of creativity in later life through the acclaimed Ages and Stages project, conducted in partnership with the New Vic Theatre.

The discussion will reflect on Professor Bernard's methods, as well as her legacy and impact.

The event will be introduced by Professor Donna Lee (PVC and Executive Dean, HUMSS)

Mim will be interviewed by Professor David Amigoni (KISI Director, and co-investigator, Ages and Stages)

This event will be held in the Old Library, Keele Hall from 12:30 till 2pm.

There are limited places available, so please register to attend the event. Please note that this event will be filmed.

Refreshments will be available from 12.30pm. The interview will start promptly at 1pm; please arrive in good time to take your seat.

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