Getting older means being Bolder.

“Circle Sq and I are definitely on the same team. We both see later life as a time of opening, rather than closing doors.” Carl Honoré.

Over a decade ago, Carl Honoré took on the cult of speed by championing the Slow Movement and reminding us all to live more fully. Now, at 51, he has turned his sights on the cult of youth. After two years of research and interviews around the world, Carl has published (B)older: Making the Most of our Longer Lives.

His conclusion? We are entering a golden age of ageing. People in later life are healthier, happier, wealthier and fitter than ever before. So why not learn a language in your 50s, launch a business in your 60s, take up surfing in your 70s, fall in love in your 80s or join a protest movement in your 90s? To do so, however, we must reinvent our view of ageing – and redesign everything from education and politics to business and healthcare.

Carl was in conversation with Tortoise editor and columnist, Matthew D’Ancona. Carl’s intellect, wit and deep understanding of human behaviour have landed him on the TED main stage, and in board rooms and conference halls across the globe. Carl is one of the most engaging speakers we’ve ever met. 

Click here to read more about Carl Honoré and (B)older.

Matthew d’Ancona is an Editor at Tortoise, specialising in politics and culture. He is also a columnist at The Guardian and GQ, and has written regularly for the Evening Standard, International New York Times, and Daily and Sunday Telegraph. He is a former Editor of The Spectator and has written seven books, the most recent of which, Post-Truth: The New War on Truth and How To Fight Back, was published to global acclaim. He is a Visiting Research Fellow at Queen Mary, University of London, and was elected a Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford, in 1989.