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David Hobman Annual Lecture

An annual lecture hosted by Age UK and the Institute of Gerontology at King's College London.

The Annual Lecture was set up in memory of David Hobman CBE, who was the first director of Age Concern England and Chairman of the Age Concern Institute of Gerontology at King's College London, set up in 1986.

It is a long-standing event held jointly by Age UK and the Institute of Gerontology, and each year a distinguished guest speaker is invited to present a lecture on a topic affecting older people.

Annual Lecture 2018

Spirituality and Ageing

The Rt Revd and Rt Hon Dame Sarah Mullally DBE, Bishop of London delivered the Annual Lecture on the theme of spirituality and ageing. The Lecture took place at King’s College London on Monday 19 November 2018.

Dame Sarah, a former nurse, had a distinguished service in the NHS before ordination, culminating in her appointment as the government’s Chief Nursing Officer for England in 1999, when she was the youngest person to be appointed to the post. She was ordained in 2001 and was consecrated as Bishop in July 2015 as only the fourth Woman Bishop in the Church of England and was Bishop of Crediton from September 2015 to March 2018. Dame Sarah became Bishop of London in April 2018.

She was made a Dame Commander of the British Empire in 2005 in recognition of her outstanding contribution to nursing and midwifery.

Dame Sarah is an alumna of King’s College London and before her ordination was Chief Nursing Officer and Director of Patient Experience for England.

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For more information call the Age UK Advice Line on 0800 169 65 65 (8am-7pm, 365 days a year).  

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Last updated: Apr 26 2021

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