World-class longevity experts flock to Oxford for first of its kind Smart Ageing Summit

After the overwhelming success of the first summit in 2023, the innovative Smart Ageing Summit, organised by the not-for-profit Oxford Longevity Project, returned to Oxford last week.

Leading longevity scientists, doctors, and enthusiasts hailing from around the world came together at St Hilda’s College, University of Oxford, on Saturday 29th of June to discuss the latest scientific breakthroughs in longevity and healthy ageing. The event offered the full Oxford experience with punting on the picturesque River Cherwell after the event.

The Smart Ageing Summit, which was a sold out event, was featured speakers including academic and former Warden of Keble College, Sir Christopher Ball; Miami-based celebrity anti-aging physician, Dr. Sandra Kaufmann; Head of the UK’s only Space Innovation Lab, Dr Ghada Alsaleh; autoimmune patient, advocate, and OLP co-founder, Leslie Kenny; and Sir Muir Gray, renowned British Physician and author of the popular ‘Sod 60’, ‘Sod 70’ and ‘Sod Sitting’.

Each speaker touched on the age-old question: how can we live a healthier, happier, and longer life? Individual topics included what can be learned from the latest A-lister anti-ageing protocols; how to stay healthy into our 80s; and the Hallmarks of Cancer and how we can delay or avoid them to live better for longer. OLP’s Kenny and Roundglass Foundation founder and philanthropist, Sunny Singh, also announced the results of the world’s first global survey on ageing, on which they collaborated and which showed clear need for more mental health support as we age.

“We all know that connecting with our tribe and living in vibrant communities is one of the keys to longer, healthier lives, so it was fantastic to bring together such a unique group of leading researchers and practitioners to discuss the science of ageing in the grand setting of St Hilda’s College last weekend, as well as releasing the fascinating results of the global survey on ageing with our survey partners Roundglass. Oxford Healthspan is also proud to sponsor this important event to empower the public with actionable tips to live better, right now,” says Co-Founder of the Oxford Longevity Project and CEO of Oxford Healthspan Leslie Kenny.

About the Oxford Longevity Project and Oxford Healthspan

The Oxford Longevity Project is a not-for-profit project that produces public service webinars around the latest scientific breakthroughs on ageing, with a particular focus on autophagy and cellular renewal. The project was founded by Oxford Professors Denis Noble and Sir Christopher Ball, Oxford College doctor Dr. Paul Ch’en, and Harvard MBA and Oxford-based patient advocate Leslie Kenny. In their most recent webinar, Noble interviews Nobel Laureate Yoshinori Ohsumi about autophagy and his discovery of many associated genes. Previous webinars include “Fasting, Autophagy and Aging” and “Autophagy and Alzheimer’s.”


The Smart Ageing Summit was sponsored by Oxford Healthspan.