Longevity is a privilege of the wealthy. In the debate on ageing, it’s time to talk about class

In a leafy, affluent corner of Hampstead, tucked away in high-up north London, I meet Eliza, aged 88. A retired journalist who also worked as a teacher and film producer, she regales a broad social network with stories of global travel, music, and theatre. This week, with her tenth decade on the horizon, Eliza is performing her…