Search

Author explores how society views old age at Prirmose Hill book launch

16:30 05 February 2014

Anne Karpf talks about old age at Primrose Hill Community Library. Picture: Nigel Sutton

Anne Karpf talks about old age at Primrose Hill Community Library. Picture: Nigel Sutton

© Nigel Sutton email pictures@nigelsuttonphotography.com

An author and academic has launched her latest book exploring how society views old age.

Columnist and sociologist Anne Karpf read from her latest book How to Age at Primrose Hill Community Library in Sharpeshall Street, Primrose Hill on Monday evening before taking questions.

Ms Karpf, who was a long-time Primrose Hill resident before moving recently, spoke about how people often see ageing as a medical process and argued that old age is defined historically and culturally.

How to Age, released last month, is the London Metropolitan University lecturer’s fourth book.

It is part of a self-help series published by Alain de Botton’s School of Life, a cultural enterprise that offers evening classes in leading a fulfilled life.

0 comments

Latest Hampstead & Highgate News Stories

Yesterday, 17:55

Police are appealing for witnesses after the death of a woman who was hit by a coach in Camden.

Yesterday, 16:38

A City boss from Hampstead likened to the ‘Wolf of Wall Street’ has been jailed for a year after sexually assaulting two women.

Yesterday, 16:34

A pedestrian was hit by a car in South Grove in a road traffic collision this afternoon.

Yesterday, 13:27

Welcome, hope and tolerance have been the three key messages for students learning about refugees.

Thu, 17:30

Camden Council has claimed a “major victory” after Airbnb announced today that it will limit entire home listings to 90 days a year in London.

Thu, 16:53

Haringey has the third-highest proportion of homeless residents in England, new figures have revealed.

Thu, 16:31

In the first of a series written from the Greek town of Thessaloniki, currently home to more than 20,000 refugees, a trainee journalist from Kentish Town writes about her life as a volunteer

Thu, 15:24

A pair of Barnet schools believe the future is bright after announcing a “strategic partnership” on Monday.

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

Most read Hampstead & Highgate news

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Property Newsletter Sign-up

Get the latest North London property news and features straight to your inbox with our regular newsletter

I am also happy to receive other emails...
Fields marked with a * are mandatory
Email Marketing by e-shot

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Hampstead & Highgate Express
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now