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The Wisdom Hour

Join The Wisdom Hour, a new creative storytelling space celebrating positive stories of ageing, facilitated by This Age Thing and Design Age Institute.

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What to expect

The Wisdom Hour invites you to the Design Museum for a cup of tea and the opportunity to listen, share experiences, and celebrate stories around getting older. From stories of growth and leadership, quiet moments, magical accidents, and adventures at every age, these sessions are anchored in the belief that sharing the unique and diverse experiences of getting older can help us design a world that works better for everyone.

For the first session, the facilitators invite you to bring a ‘wise object’ that represents wisdom for you. The object might represent a person, an experience, a memory, or an ambition for the future. There will also be a range of objects from the museum’s handling collection available to draw on for the session.

Refreshments will be provided.


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Booking information

Adult: Free
Members: Free

Suitable Age: 50+ but all ages welcome

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George Lee

In her role as Community Lead for the Design Age Institute, George launched This Age Thing in 2021 to build a diverse community of age activists, storytellers, creatives, designers and change-makers. A respected disrupter, innovator, and leader with 25+ years of experience, George is Director of the design studio This is Real Art, co-founder of The Age of No Retirement and specialist consultancy The Common Land, championing cross-generational thinking as a key for social and economic impact.

This Age Thing

This Age Thing was launched in April 2021, with support from the Design Age Institute as a space for everyone to share stories, to be listened to, and to take positive collective action.

Design Age Institute

The Design Age Institute is the UK’s national strategic unit for design and the healthy ageing economy. The Institute works with designers, businesses, researchers and communities to help address the challenges and opportunities of an ageing society through the transformative power of design.