Grey and Pleasant Land? An Interdisciplinary Exploration of the Connectivity of Older People in Rural Civic Society

Lead Research Organisation: University of Plymouth
Department Name: Sch of Nursing & Midwifery

Abstract

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Title Rufus Stone 
Description Josh Appignanesi, London-based filmmaker, script writer and director, was chosen to direct a short film based in three years of research at Bournemouth University. The film, Rufus Stone, tells the story of being gay and growing older in the British countryside.The research project's lead investigator acted as Executive Producer and Author on the film. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2011 
 
Title Rural ageing in the United Kingdom 2009-2012 
Description This collection includes qualitative and quantitative datasets from the Grey and Pleasant Land project, funded under the RCUK's New Dynamics of Ageing programme interdisciplinary research initiative. These data were collected to address the principal project research questions: (1) how and in what ways are older people connected to civic society in rural settings in England and Wales? (2) what is the impact of this connectivity on older people's quality of life in rural areas? and (3) how is later life experienced across diverse rural contexts and within subgroups of older people? This archived collection comprises data from older people aged 60 and over in six project study sites (from 3 rural place types each [accessible, less accessible, remote and inaccessible] in southwest England and Wales). These include a face-to-face survey of 922 respondents and a supplementary telephone survey with a sub-sample of 419 (Workpackage 1); 68 oral histories focused on leisure over the lifecourse collected in one study site only (North Cornwall) (Workpackage 2); 54 qualitative interviews with older respondents focused on transport and mobility (Workpackage 3); 29 qualitative interviews with older respondents focused on welfare and well-being in rural areas (Workpackage 5); 5 qualitative interviews with policy actors on older people in the study locations in southwest England and Wales (Workpackage 5); threads from the research team's online discussion forum focused on interdisciplinary approaches to investigating rural ageing (Workpackage 7). 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2018 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact This research database continues to be used by the former project team members to generate publications as reported in the Researchfish publications section. 
URL http://reshare.ukdataservice.ac.uk/853264/
 
Description Beyond the Book: new forms of academic communication 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Primary Audience
Results and Impact One of three panel members at the LSE Review of Books hosted event as part of the 5th London School of Economiocs Space for Thought Literary Festival. Jones' presentation entitled,"Performative Social Science: What it is and how it started" with reference to the short film, Rufus Stone.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity
 
Description Facilitating discretionary mobility amongst seniors in rural areas : findings from the NDA project 'grey and pleasant land' on older people's connectivity in rural civic society 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Primary Audience
Results and Impact This presentation was delivered at the seminar 'Health, Wellbeing Quality of Life and Outdoor Spaces', Bristol University, 20 June 2011.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity
 
Description Grey and Pleasant Land: Engaging with the Project Findings on Older People's Participation in Rural Community Life 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Primary Audience
Results and Impact This is a presentation of the findings from the Grey and Pleasant Land project based primarily on the data from the project study sites in Wales. It was delivered to OPAN Cyrmu, the Older People's Ageing Research and Development Network for Wales on 20th March, 2013 at the University of Swansea.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Grey and pleasant land? : end of project newsletter 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Primary Audience
Results and Impact This is the last in a series of five newsletters reporting the progress and findings of the Grey and Pleasant Land project. It is intended for project dissemination to the project's Older People's Panel and to lay audiences.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Modalities of connectivity for healthy ageing in the community 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Primary Audience
Results and Impact Presented at University of the West of England seminar 'Preparing for an ageing society: is the built environment fit for the future?'
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity
 
Description Older gays in rural areas; protest over art and culture in America 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact BBC Radio 4 broadcast; interview by Laurie Taylor

Dr Kip Jones from Bournemouth University discusses the challenges faced by older gay men and lesbians who live in rural areas of The South West of England and Wales. His paper, 'Gay and Pleasant Land?' uses first hand evidence to explore the attitudes of both older gay countryside dwellers and the communities they live in.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description Older people in rural areas (OPeRA) newsletter four 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Primary Audience
Results and Impact This is the fourth newsletter of the Older People in Rural Areas (OPeRA) network, a research collaboration between Bournemouth University, the University of the West of England and Plymouth University. The audience for the newsletter is the OPeRA Older People's Panel and other stakeholders in rural ageing research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2009
 
Description Older people in rural areas (OPeRA) newsletter three : spring 2009 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Primary Audience
Results and Impact This is the third newsletter of the Older People in Rural Areas (OPeRA) network, a research collaboration between Bournemouth University, the University of the West of England and Plymouth University. The audience for the newsletter is the OPeRA Older People's Panel and other stakeholders in rural ageing research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2009
 
Description Older people's participation in rural community life : barriers and facilitators to active ageing 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Participants in your research or patient groups
Results and Impact Presentation delivered to the Peninsula Public Health Network

Section not completed
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Research on rural gerontology : where have we got to and where are we going? 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Primary Audience
Results and Impact Staff seminar
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity
 
Description Rural isolation amongst rural elders : identifying it and ameliorating it 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact This presentation was delivered to the Herefordshire County Council, Withington, Hereford, 2 December, 2011.

Section not completed
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description Shunning the journals, scholar brings work on older gays to life in film 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Article reporting on the collaboration of filmmaker, Josh Appignanesi and researcher Kip Jones on the short film, "Rufus Stone".

The New York Times
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
URL http://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/11/world/europe/11iht-educSide11.html?_r=3
 
Description The grey and pleasant land 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation given to the Rhayader Wellbeing Club on 24 June 2010 in Rhayader, Powys, Wales.

Section not completed
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010