It’s been a little over a month since ‘The Age of No Retirement?’ event, and six months since we identified the need for new thinking - in realising the value within society where people are living longer, healthier and more productively than ever before.
Over 2 days on 1-2 October at the OXO Bargehouse, 134 debaters and 380 audience participants, representing 214 organisations across all sectors of society, debated 27 provocations across 8 themes (download schedule here). Since that incredible inaugural event we have been hard at work analysing all the outputs – the ideas, insights and suggestions – and distilling them down into a coherent plan for action, and a MOVEMENT for change.


We found that all of the ideas and insights had a connection with at least one of six core action areas:

  1. Rethink: the generational divide
  2. Rethink: design for positive change
  3. Rethink: the language
  4. Rethink: storytelling
  5. Rethink: the focus on 'one life'
  6. Rethink: work & employability.

Under each of these action areas, 4 or 5 project proposals emerged. Together the 27 project proposals represent a clear recipe for action towards the effective rebalancing of society along age-neutral lines. For details of the action areas and project proposals, download the RETHINK-REWORK-ACT newspapers here.


‘The Age of No Retirement?’ is an enabler, a facilitator, a catalyst for positive social change. We want to bring together people and organisations across the UK to collaborate in delivering the 27 project proposals. Together we can make a difference.

  • We need EVERYONE to share the ideas, support the project proposals, take action wherever you feel you can add most, tell positive stories.
  • We need CHAMPIONS (organisations and individuals) to lead on delivery of project proposals.
  • Visit our new website: and download the OXO Bargehouse SCHEDULE and the RETHINK-REWORK-ACT newspapers.
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  • Email if you want to get involved.
  • Email if you have an inspiring story to share.
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