Can we stop ageing?

Wednesday 15th Jan 2020, 12.30pm

We’re pretty obsessed with the concept of ageing. Ancient civilizations supposedly sought an ‘elixir of life’, and today many of us get hung up on finding a way to ‘younger looking skin’… But what’s the science behind ageing? What determines the life expectancy of a species and – time for the ‘big question’ – can we stop ageing? We ask Alison Woollard, Associate Professor of Biochemistry at the University of Oxford, just that – and even sneak a peek in her lab…