Movies & Science

Forever Young

Being successful today means you have to look and feel vital, young and fit. While the share of elderly people in western societies is steadily growing, they are increasingly seen and treated as a burden. Through the films in this series we examine the paradox of ageing: everyone wants to grow old, but nobody wants to be old.

Free entry

Reserve tickets at the website of our partner cinema 't Hoogt or get them at the ticket booth.

This programme is powered by the Vitality Academy, which aims to offer internationally acknowledged education on vitality topics such as physical and mental health status and health behavior, sports and physical activity. The Vitality Academy is part of a strategic alliance between Utrecht University, Eindhoven University of Technology and University Medical Centre Utrecht.


maandag 27 februari 2017 - 19:00
After a screening of the documentary Beauty CULTure, anthropologist Dr Noortje van Amsterdam discusses the social norms that underlie western beauty ideals.
maandag 27 maart 2017 - 19:00
After a screening of the documentary Autumn Gold, geriatrician Dr Marielle Emmelot-Vos explains how you can become old, but stay healthy and happy.
maandag 1 mei 2017 - 19:00
After a screening of the documentary Alice Cares, Prof of industrial design Steven Vos discusses how technology can keep us fit.


dinsdag 2 mei 2017
In the future we will become more and more dependent on advanced technology. Robots will take care of you when you're old and sick, but to what extent?
woensdag 29 maart 2017
We live in a rapidly ageing society, but the way in which the media portray old age is often very unflattering. Is this negative picture unjust?
donderdag 2 maart 2017
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but not really. What are the social norms that underlie the Western ideas of beauty?