Promoting and funding research into the biology of ageing so we can all live healthier, longer lives

Welcome to the
British Society for
Research on Aging (BSRA)

History of the BSRA

The BSRA was formed as the ‘Club for Research on Ageing’ by Professor Vladimir Korenchevsky (1880-1959) at some point prior to 1939 and as thus has a valid claim to be the world’s oldest scientific society devoted to research into the biology of ageing.

BSRA Annual Scientific Meeting 2024

In 2024, the BSRA is pleased to be hosting its annual general meeting at the University of Birmingham. The conference will take place in the Medical School which is one of Britain’s largest and oldest.


Membership of the BSRA gives you an immediate link to the biogerontology research community in the UK. Included in your membership fee is a discounted rate of registration for our Annual Scientific Meetings and eligibility to apply for grants to support your work.

Support Us

Your donation, whatever its size, will help us to maintain the vitality and sustainability of this key area of research. As a result, we will see advances in knowledge of the underlying ageing process as well as all-important improvements in quality of later life.

Recent Updates

ECR Funding Support for BSRA 2024

We are pleased to announce that the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) is offering support to Early Career Researchers (ECRs) who are interested in showcasing their research and attending the the upcoming British Society for Research on Ageing (BSRA) Annual Scientific Meeting being held at the University of Birmingham from the 4-6th Sept

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What is ageing?

Although ageing is not itself a disease, it carries with it with an increased risk of many life-threatening diseases and shares several biological mechanisms that are important in the development of chronic diseases, such as heart disease, diabetes and dementia. Thus, if ageing can be delayed it should also be possible to also delay the development of disease, increasing longevity and minimising poor health in old age.

What is our research strategy?

The BSRA is committed to funding, supporting and disseminating high quality research into the biology of ageing. Support is available for active researchers with substantive posts at any UK institution or research institutes which are interested in the biology of ageing and who would normally be eligible for membership of the BSRA.

Why donate?

Your donation will help us continue our work to understand the biology of ageing and to develop knowledge that can support healthier ageing for all.