Grief – Past & Present

December 4, 2023


Grief: Past & Present | Discussion with Dr Molly Conisbee, Dr Helen Frisby, Dr Kate Woodthorpe, Monday 4th December 2023, Queen Square, Bath

A discussion exploring the subject of grief, past and present. Dr Molly Conisbee has a PhD on the social history of dying and is author of the upcoming Wellcome book, No Ordinary Deaths: a people’s history of Mortality. She has devised and guided over fifty history walks all over the UK, including Bath, exploring themes of dying, death, grief, memorial, politics and the environment.

Dr Helen Frisby has a PhD on Victorian funeral customs. She publishes and speak widely on the history and folklore of death, dying and bereavement, including appearances on the History Channel, BBC and ABC Radio. Helen is author of the Shire book Traditions of Death and Burial.

Dr Kate Woodthorpe is co-director of the Centre for Death and Society at the University of Bath. Published widely on funeral practices, cemetery usages, and families at the end of life, she has advised the Department for Work and Pensions, the Scottish Government and the Competition and Markets Authority on all things funerals and grief related.

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