Workshop - Online photo-sharing by people aged over 60 years

About the project

The Open University, in collaboration with Age UK Milton Keynes, is involved in a Sir Halley Stewart Trust-funded research project ( which is addressing the interlinked issues of ageing, wellbeing, loneliness and social isolation, and taking photographs and sharing photos via email and social media.

Your valuable insights/contributions to this research will help inform the ongoing discussion on loneliness amongst older people and their health and wellbeing.

23rd March 2018, workshop at The Open University's campus in Milton Keynes

If you share your photos online such as by email or on social media (e.g. Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram), please consider participating in this workshop on 23rd March 2018 to share your experiences. If you are involved in digital photography but don’t post/share photos online, then also please come to this workshop to share your experiences/concerns.

Timings: This workshop will run from 10 am to 12:30 at Open University’s campus in Milton Keynes MK7 6AA: registration, coffee/tea and pastries at 9:30 am; workshop start at 10 am; a tea break at 11:15; and a buffet lunch at 12:45. 


Alongside the workshops that we are running on this project, we have a survey through which we are collecting experiences of people aged 60+ living in the UK and who share photos online. The link to survey is: or (short link)

The survey will take 8-10 minutes to complete. The research design of this survey and the project has been approved by The Open University's Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC/2017/2498/Minocha). 

Contact details

Please contact Professor Shailey Minocha by email to confirm your participation in the workshop, or if you have any queries about the workshop or project; or if you are able to contribute to the research project via a conversation over phone/Skype, face-to-face meeting, etc.