Science & Society - Dieter Bednarz


On 12. December 2019, Dieter Bednarz, author, lecturer and guest speaker, speaks about "Zu jung für alt – Vom Aufbruch in die Freiheit nach dem Arbeitsleben" in the lecture series "Science & Society".

Science & Society

Words such as "challenges" or "difficulties" are often linked to the phenomenon of our aging society. But why does the lifespan continually increase? What does this mean for society and economics? What opportunities does the demographic change offer?

With the public lecture series "Science & Society", the Leibniz Institute on Aging (FLI) and the Leibniz Research Alliance Healthy Ageing together with the Beutenberg-Campus e.V. want to add a social perspective to the aging research in Jena.


We are happy to welcome the author, lecturer and guest speaker, Dieter Bednarz.

What to do when your professional life ends, but you feel far too young to be old?
Dieter Bednarz, SPIEGEL editor for more than 30 years, has a hard time pondering when his company propagates early retirement. But he wouldn't be the successful journalist and bestselling author if he wasn't highly productive and entertaining in dealing with this situation. With a lot of humour and curiosity, driven by the mockery of his three young daughters and his ten-year younger wife, he sets out to find people who, like him, are convinced: There's still something going on!


When? 12. December, 4:00 pm

Where? Abbe-Zentrum Jena, Hans-Knöll-Str. 1, lecture hall


He will talk about his book "Zu jung für alt – Vom Aufbruch in die Freiheit nach dem Arbeitsleben".


Additional information:

The lecture will be held in German.