Monday 17 June 2019


Ten lessons for an ageing world

Camilla Cavendish

The world is undergoing a dramatic demographic shift. By 2020, for the first time in history, the number of people aged 65 and over will outnumber children aged five and under. But our systems are lagging well behind this new reality.

In her new book, “Extra Time: Ten Lessons for an Ageing World”, Camilla argues that if we take a more positive approach, we should be able to reap the benefits of prolonged life. But this will require many changes: in behaviours, attitudes, policy, approaches to health and social care, community and family.

We have no time to waste if we are to make the best of what life has to offer.

Camilla Cavendish

An award-winning columnist and broadcaster, Camilla is a Senior Fellow at Harvard’s Kennedy School and Contributing Editor at the Financial Times where she writes a weekly OpEd column.

She was previously Head of the Prime Minister’s Policy Unit at 10 Downing Street and a Non-Executive Director of the Care Quality Commission.

Camilla began her career at McKinsey & Co and holds degrees from Oxford and Harvard. She chairs the non-profit Frontline and sits in the House of Lords as a non-aligned peer.


"A brilliant analysis of how to live longer better."

Simon Jenkins