Griffith Review 68:
Getting On

In a world where seventy is the new fifty, what do we do to age well?

Griffith Review 68: Getting On probes what ageing means – individually, socially and existentially.




Ashton Applewhite:
The truth about growing older

Age is the universal human experience, and ageism is the form of discrimination we all experience.

In this online exclusive for Griffith Review 68: Getting On, anti-ageing activist Ashton Applewhite discusses with Marlene Krasovitsky the reasons why ageism is so pernicious, yet offers the potential to unite everyone across the age barrier.

Read their wide-ranging conversation in full here.


Through the Window:
A new normal in Italy?

There were reports that those who had not survived, mainly in northern Italy cities, were driven in army trucks at night to open graves far distant. 

In the latest of our pieces examining life in the shadow of COVID-19, Desmond O'Grady reports on life under lockdown in the Italian capital of Rome.

Read the piece in full here.



Griffith Review 68: Getting On –<br> National online launch!

Griffith Review 68: Getting On –
National online launch!

Join contributors Charlotte Wood, Tony Birch and Vicki Laveau-Harvie, along with editor Ashley Hay, for the launch of Griffith Review 68: Getting On.

This compelling exploration of the meaning of getting older asks the fundamental question: what does the world mean when seventy is the new fifty?

Further details available here.

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In a world where seventy is the new fifty, old age isn't what it used to be. How do we age successfully – as individuals, as a society and as a population?

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