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...
Pandemic

Pandemic

During the second evening of complete lockdown in my apartment in Dorchester, Dorset, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, I chose to watch a documentary on Amazon Prime called Influenza of 1918. I had heard of a term in literature ‘the grippe’ which is an old fashioned word...
Who is your next of kin?

Who is your next of kin?

The question ‘who is your next of kin’ came up for me recently when a family member was in hospital. When you are in a hospital in the emergency department or admitted to a ward this question is always asked, so that they have contact details of a close...
Review of ‘Ghosts of the Tsunami’

Review of ‘Ghosts of the Tsunami’

Ghosts of the Tsunami: Death and Life in Japan’s Disaster Zone by Richard Lloyd Parry My rating: 5 of 5 stars A very absorbing and moving book. I was keen to read it as I am a student studying death religion and culture, and thought that this book would cover all...
Zebrugge Ferry Memorial

Zebrugge Ferry Memorial

The Herald of Free Enterprise ferry capsized on the 6th March 1987 whilst on a voyage between Zebrugge in Belgium and Dover England. 193 people died in the tragedy which was caused by the crew not closing the bow doors correctly. This catastophinc accident happend 30...

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