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Cultural Values MICRA seminar


In this seminar, Anna looks at the concept of culture - why it is so important to our wellbeing and how it can continue to move and motivate us we get older. She also explores different forms of culture and some of the traditional snobbery associated with them.



For the purposes of this seminar, Anna draws from her wide research with artists who work with people with dementia, to argue that creative engagement can contribute to people’s resilience.



Anna Goulding worked as researcher on the Ambition for Ageing programme and is now at the Institute for Health and Society at Newcastle University. Anna’s research examines how cultural engagement relates to people's everyday lives and meaning making process. She explores the psychosocial barriers to engagement alongside the processes and outcomes of participation. Central to her work is investigating how motivation intersects with age, class, ethnicity and gender.



Greater Manchester