The population paradox

03 November 2011

Portrait of Professor Sarah Harper

with Professor Sarah Harper
Clore Professor of Gerontology

Sarah is Clore Professor of Gerontology at the University of Oxford, a Fellow at University College, and the Founding Director of the Oxford Institute of Population Ageing. Sarah served on the Prime Minister’s Council for Science and Technology, whi...

Portrait of Dr George Leeson

with Dr George Leeson
Director, Oxford Institute of Population Ageing

Dr George W. Leeson is Director of the Oxford Institute of Population Ageing, University of Oxford. Dr Leeson’s first degree was in Mathematics, followed by a Masters in Applied Statistics, both from Oxford. His Doctoral work was in Demography, firs...

Seminar from Alumni Weekend 2011

The world’s population is changing. While the populations of many of the poorest countries continue to grow rapidly, most nations are also ageing, especially the rich, developed countries, and some are already losing population. This raises a variety of global issues, including the future of human reproduction, the prolongation of lifespan, migration, the allocation of scarce resources, sustainability, and power and decision making. These practical concerns will have a real impact on the quality of our lives and those of our children. Find out what the world might look like for future generations and how their lives may differ to our own.