promoting and funding
research into the
causes and effects of
the ageing process
welcome to the british society for research on ageing (bsra)
our history and purpose

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.

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
‘The Health of the Nation – a Strategy for Healthier Longer Lives’
Lynne Cox, Trustee of the BSRA,  has been acting as scientific advisor to the All Party Parliamentary Group for Longevity, and has now authored a key paper in...
House of Lords Inquiry into Ageing
The UK government recognises the importance that ageing has on society, setting an ambitious target for the coming years – the aim is to increase the time we ...

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
stategy?

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.