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Volume 3 - No. 4 - 2004

Third Age

It is not by the grey of the hair that one knows the age of the heart - Anon



A National Trust for the Future Run by Third Agers - by Peter Laslett


We should do for those who follow us what has been done for us by those who preceded us.


Such is the thesis of Peter Laslett, Director, Ageing Unit, Cambridge History of Population and Social Structure, Trinity College, Cambridge.  Laslett was one of the Founders of the University of the Third Age.


In this article he proposes that Third Agers could take over the role that in earlier centuries was the preserve of the leisured classes and the nobility.

The article was reproduced from the website of the Global Ideas Bank