Adult Workshop The Future of Ageing

The Wisdom Hour: Future Wisdom

The Wisdom Hour is a creative workshop celebrating positive stories of ageing, facilitated by This Age Thing and Design Age Institute.

What to expect

What is wisdom, and does it have anything to do with how old you are?

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

The Wisdom Hour invites participants to the Design Museum for a cup of tea and the opportunity to listen, share experiences of getting older and possibly even wiser. 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 this session, participants are invited to explore the Future of Ageing, an exciting new display curated by Design Age Institute and the Design Museum, followed by an interactive workshop led by This Age Thing’s George Lee.

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Booking information

Adult: £5
Members: Free

Suitable Age: 50+ but all ages welcome.

Capacity is limited, please book in advance to avoid disappointment.

Refreshments will be provided.

Tickets are non-refundable and non-exchangeable. Visit our terms & conditions page for further information.


George Lee

In her role as Community Lead for the Design Age Institute, Lee 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, Lee 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.

Background illustration by Jess Nash.