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Cremation and Mercury

Cremation and Mercury

An article in The Daily Telegraph is my prompt for writing about mercury levels in the UK.  In an article dated 25/01/21 a Daily Telegraph reporter explained that the Department for Environment and Rural Affairs (Defra) has given The UK Centre for Ecology and...

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Brexit and The Right To Be Forgotten

Brexit and The Right To Be Forgotten

The Right to Be Forgotten Legislation was established by the European Court of Justice in 2014. This legislation gives people who live in the EU the opportunity to apply to search engines, such as Google, to have certain data removed.  Although Google claimed to...

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An Appropriate Memorial

An Appropriate Memorial

When my Dad died in May 2020, I created a digital memorial for him. This gave his friends and family a virtual space to remember him, when meeting up physically was difficult, due to the Covid-19 lockdown. The website I created contains pictures, tributes, video and...

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Digital Twins

Digital Twins

Advances in technology allow for replicas of things to be created digitally. A ‘digital twin’ for example of a car engine allows manufacturers to work digitally on an engine rather than physically. This has many advantages for developers.  Digital twins can also...

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Probate

Probate

My experience with a probate application for my father who died earlier this year is the prompt for this article.  I was appointed executor in my Dad’s will along with my sister. It is not uncommon for parents to name their children as executors, and many will...

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AFTR – reimagining a trip to the cemetery

AFTR – reimagining a trip to the cemetery

I would like to introduce you to AFTR - reimagining a trip to the cemetery. Life, Loss & Love is a global virtual community- driven festival which aims to stimulate conversation about embracing life by facing death. The current 2020 festival is a response to...

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Digital Death – social media

Digital Death – social media

I submitted a request to deactivate my father's Twitter account following his death. He did not really use Twitter very much. Part of cleaning up his digital footprint though meant working through the closure of his social media accounts and memorialising others. The...

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Covid White Paper

Covid White Paper

A few weeks ago, I was asked to join the Global Covid-19 Relief Coalition. My subgroup was tasked with exploring all aspects of death, grief, and virtual funerals. Our white paper has just been released and reflects the input of nearly 100 specialists who work with...

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