This seminar and networking lunch with the Centre for Research on Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (CREDI) will welcome Professor John Macnicol, London School of Economics, who will talk about his research on analysing ageism and age discrimination (at work).
Professor Macnicol says of his work: “In the last 20 years, there has been much discussion of ageism and age discrimination in employment in the UK. Many argue that age should join class, gender and race as protected characteristics in any modern, civilised society. However, there are intriguing problems with the timing of this renewed interest, and in many ways both concepts have been under discussion for a very long time. It is possible, for example, to see interest in age discrimination in employment as far back as the 1930s. The question is, therefore, why these disadvantages have re-appeared on the public policy agenda, and to what extent they have been used to justify a workfarist agenda which may not be in the best interests of older people.”
All University of St Andrews staff and students welcome. Lunch will be provided. Please email email@example.com by Monday 3 June 2019 to register your attendance and to advise of any dietary requirements for lunch.