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    Communication and Education

    Overview

    In population research, important issues affecting every person's life are often hidden behind abstract figures like the number of births, the mortality rate or net migration. So while the challenge of an ageing society is recognised by the public, its complexity is less well understood.

    This project developed and adapted a hands-on exhibition that was initially created by a team at the Max Planck Society for the Advancement of Science in Germany and Population Europe (of which the ESRC Centre for Population Change is a founding member). The exhibition builds a bridge between experts with specialised knowledge and the broader public, not only by providing information but also by encouraging interactive participation of the audience. In doing so the exhibition brings the importance of holistic thinking about ageing to the forefront.

    To accompany the exhibition a set of free educational resources has been developed, making the research accessible to a younger audience and emphasising the relevance of demographic research to this generation. Liaising with educational experts including Education Scotland, Princes Trust Wales and teachers ensures the resources compliment the National Curriculum and are effective for schools and youth groups. The teaching materials can be used in conjunction with a guided tour of the exhibition by pupils, or as standalone classroom lesson.

    To engage with decision makers, private-view events including talks from academics and policy makers are delivered at each tour location. These offer policy makers and practitioners the opportunity to speak to research leads and explore further details of the exhibition content.

    The exhibition has so far toured a variety of venues in 7 cities, ranging from shopping centres to children's science museums, to ensure the research reaches audiences that do not usually engage with academic research. The project is ongoing with tours throughout Europe coming soon.

    A summary of the project and free downloadable educational resources is available on the project website

    Media

    Southampton - Population Characteristics Youtube. 2015
    Dynamic infographic showing local area statistics for Southampton.

    Manchester - Population Characteristics Youtube. 2015
    Dynamic infographic showing local area statistics for Manchester.

    London - Population Characteristics Youtube. 2015
    Dynamic infographic showing local area statistics for London.

    Glasgow - Population Characteristics Youtube. 2015
    Dynamic infographic showing local area statistics for Glasgow.

    Cardiff - Population Characteristics Youtube. 2015
    Dynamic infographic showing local area statistics for Cardiff.

    Birmingham - Population Characteristics Youtube. 2015
    Dynamic infographic showing local area statistics for Birmingham.

    Belfast - Population Characteristics Youtube. 2015
    Dynamic infographic showing local area statistics for Belfast.

    The ESRC Festival of Social Science; What could you do? University of Bournemouth website. 2015
    Article on blogs.bournemouth.ac.uk titled "The ESRC Festival of Social Science, What could you do?" details the CPC exhibition.

    CPC Exhibit - "How to get to 100 - and enjoy it" Society counts. 2015
    Article titled "CPC Exhibit - "How to get to 100 - and enjoy it"" published in the University of Southampton "Society Counts" Newsletter issue 4 details the CPC exhibition.

    How to get to 100 and enjoy it! Interactive exhibition NVTV (Northern Vision TV). 2015
    The CPC exhibition was featured on a news item from Northern Vision's NVTV programme called Focal Point (Northern Ireland). This was broadcast on 26th February at 7pm and then again at 10.30pm. Genna West was interviewed for this. The section is 8 minutes into the programme.

    How to get to 100 and enjoy it! Interactive exhibition
    Genna West is interviewed on the BBC radio Good Morning Ulster show about the CPC exhibition. This was broadcast at 8.15am.

    How to live to be 100
    Article on page 9 of the Health Matters supplement in the Belfast Telegraph titled "How to live to be 100" details the CPC exhibition being held in Belfast.

    'How to live to 100 - and enjoy it Bbc belfast. 2015
    Jane Falkingham is interviewed on BBC Breakfast on a special programme focusing on the 'How to live to 100 - and enjoy it' exhibition as part of their Living Longer series. The show aired on the 16th January between 8.30 and 9.15am on BBC1.

    Good Morning Wales
    Jane Falkingham is interviewed on the BBC Radio Wales breakfast show "Good Morning Wales" about the exhibition

    How to get to 100
    Teresa McGowan was interviewed about the "How to get to 100" exhibition on the Pete Morgan at Breakfast show on BBC West Midlands Radio 95.6. They did a 10 minute feature on ageing and the exhibition.

    Millennium Point explores living beyond a century Visit Heart of England website. 2014
    Article on www.visitheartofengland.com titled "Millennium Point explores living beyond a century" discusses the How to get to 100 exhibition

    How to get to 100 STV Glasgow. 2014
    Feature on the "How to get to 100" exhibition in Glasgow including an interview with Teresa McGowan and Genna West on "The Riverside Show" on STV Glasgow. It was aired on Friday night (6.30 8pm) and the viewing figures were between 28,000 and 40,000

    Top 10: Exhibitions In November Manchester Confidential website. 2014
    The "How to Get To 100" exhibition is listed on the manchesterconfidential.co.uk website as one of the "Top 10: Exhibitions In November".

    How to get to 100 Solent University website. 2014
    Article on www.solentjournalism.co.uk on the exhibition held at West Quay in October 2014.

    How to get to 100 University of Manchester website. 2014
    Article advertising the "how to get to 100" exhibition on pgrdocblog.wordpress.com

    Association for Education and Ageing
    Article about the exhibition in the "Association for Education and Ageing" magazine/newsletter - Issue no 42, Autumn 2014.

    How to get to 100
    CPC exhibition in OXO gallery London is mentioned in the Metro newspaper.

    Ageing population Youtube. 2014
    You tube video on southamptonfshs channel features Dr Sabu Padmadas discussing ageing population, featuring the "How to live to 100 and enjoy it" exhibition.

    How to get to 100
    Jane Falkingham was featured on BBC Radio Solent at 16.50 talking about the exhibition

    How do we live to 100 and enjoy it? University of Southampton website. 2014
    Article on www.isoton.wordpress.com titled "How do we live to 100 and enjoy it?" (also on the front page of the University of Southampton SUSSED intranet site) discusses the CPC exhibition

    Southampton scientists launch study after research shows one in three children born will now reach 100 Southern Daily Echo. 2014
    Article on www.dailyecho.co.uk titled "Southampton scientists launch study after research shows one in three children born will now reach 100" discusses the CPC exhibition and quotes Jane Falkingham

    How do we live to 100 and enjoy it? Health Canal website. 2014
    Article on www.healthcanal.com titled "How do we live to 100 and enjoy it?" promoting the ESRC funded CPC exhibition and quotes Jane Falkingham

    How do we live to 100 and enjoy it? University of Southampton website. 2014
    Article on www.southampton.ac.uk titled "How do we live to 100 and enjoy it?" describes the CPC exhibition and quotes Jane Falkingham