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Professor Peter Lansley, Director, SPARC

School of Construction Management and Engineering
URS Building
The University of Reading
PO Box 219
Reading RG6 6AW
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 118 378 7179
Fax: +44 118 931 3856

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Daniel Guth

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SPARC accepts no responsibility for the accuracy of the information provided on these pages. All material is copyrighted by SPARC. Under no circumstances should it be incorporated into any other Web material. SPARC accepts no responsibility for any incorrect pointers, or broken pointers to material managed by others. The address and structure of all material presented here are liable to change or to be discontinued.


SPARC & KT-EQUAL Workshops

Please refer to the KT-EQUAL website for forthcoming workshops.

Latest Executive Summaries and Monographs

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Please refer to the KT-EQUAL website for the current membership form.

The SPARC Story

Welcome to SPARC and KT-EQUAL: Knowledge Transfer for Extending Quality Life

SPARC brings together researchers, practitioners and policy makers in ageing. It specialises in communicating the latest design, engineering and biological ageing-related research to all stakeholders, making the case about the benefits for an ageing population of scientific research, and it encourages new blood into ageing research. Although funding for SPARC ended in December 2008, SPARC is continuing to function from the University of Reading within a new initiative - KT-EQUAL which commenced in January 2009. Soon KT-EQUAL will have its own website but for the time being news and information about SPARC and KT-EQUAL events are being handled by the SPARC website.

SPARC Mission Statement

Supporting Older People by
Putting Research into Practice and
Actively Promoting Needs and Solutions through
Research Leadership and


BBSRC - Biotechnological and Biological Sciences Research Council EPSRC - Engineering and Phsyical Sciences Research Council