Changing Expectations of Death

Changing Expectations of Death




A Cumberland Lodge residential conference

Changing Expectations of Death



Friday 23rd November

17.00    Arrival, Registration and Tea

17.30    Welcome by Dr Alastair Niven, Principal, Cumberland Lodge

17.45    Changing Patterns of Death and Dying                                                                     Plenary 1

Dr George Leeson, Co-Director, Senior Research Fellow, Oxford Institute of Population Ageing

            Professor Tom Kirkwood, Associate Dean for Ageing, Newcastle University


19.15    Reception in the Drawing Room followed by 19.30 Dinner


21.00    The Privacy of Death                                                                                                  Plenary 2

Nell Dunn, author and playwright of Home Death, with readings by Eunice Roberts


Saturday 24th November

08.15    Breakfast

09.00    What the End of Life Should be Like                                                                          Plenary 3

            Eve Richardson, CEO, The National Council for Palliative Care    

            Baroness Ilora Finlay of Llandaff, Professor of Palliative Medicine

10.30    Coffee

11.00    Bereavement and Grief Services                                                                               Plenary 4

            Dr Kate Woodthorpe, University of Bath

            Professor Douglas Davies, University of Durham

12.30    Lunch followed by free time to enjoy the Great Park

15.00    The Ends of Life                                                                                                          Plenary 5

            Canon Dr James Woodward, Canon Steward, St George’s Chapel, Windsor

            Professor Helen Small, Professor of English Literature, University of Oxford                   

16.30    Tea

17.00    Changing Rituals around Death                                                                                 Plenary 6

Professor Linda Woodhead, Director, AHRC/ESRC Religion and Society Programme,

Lancaster University

18.15    Pay bar followed by 18.45 Dinner

20.30    Autonomy and Assisted Dying                                                                                  Plenary 7

            Baroness O’Neill of Bengarve


Sunday 25th November

08.15    Breakfast

09.00    How different communities cope with death                                                            Plenary 8

            Rose Thompson, Director, BME Cancer Communities

            Professor Tony Walter, Professor of Death Studies, University of Bath

10.30    Coffee

11.00    Dying Young and Dying Old                                                                                       Plenary 9

            Dr Adrian Tookman, Director of the Marie Curie Hospice, Hampstead

            Bridget Lee, Psychological Therapies Team Manager, Marie Curie Hospice, Hampstead


12.20    Wrap Up

            Professor Tom Kirkwood

12.30    Lunch followed by Departure


Cumberland Lodge, The Great Park, Windsor SL4 2HP         T: 01784 497794

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