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2018 Monthly Special Interest Group Talks

Leeds Bereavement Forum continue to offer our series of free monthly lunchtime Special Interest Group talks about different issues surrounding death, dying and loss. Speakers cover a variety of subjects, to see what other subjects we have covered in the past, take a look at our 2017 talks. Open to all, we hope our free talks are the perfect networking opportunity and a different place to eat your lunchtime sandwiches!

Venue and times

From February to July 2018, the talks will be at Oxford Place Centre. The talks will normally be held on the last Wednesday of the month from 12 noon until 1pm but please do check the dates below and put them in your diaries!

2018 Upcoming Talks

  • 25 July | Rev Andrew Goodhead | Spiritual Care Lead, St Christopher’s Hospice | The dead shall live: memorialising in modern Britain
  • 12 September | Ruth Penfold-Mounce | Senior Lecturer in Criminology, University of York | Celebrity Death and Public Grieving (rescheduled talk from February)

Recent Talks (early 2018)

  • 28 February | Ruth Penfold-Mounce | Senior Lecturer in Criminology, University of York | Celebrity Death and Public Grieving THIS TALK WAS CANCELLED DUE TO THE WEATHER CONDITIONS AND WILL BE RESCHEDULED
  • 21 March | Dr Anita Sargeant | Head of the School of Allied Health Professions, University of Bradford | (In)visible loss across the life course for LGBTQ+ people and communities
  • 18 April | Patrick Bourne | Community Curator, Abbey House Museum | Remembrance : A talk about Abbey House Museum’s exhibition
  • 23 May | Stuart Todd | Senior Lecturer in Learning Disability Nursing, University of South Wales | Silenced Bereavement – Death Dying and Learning Disabilities Sadly this talk has been cancelled as Stuart can no longer come to Leeds. We will be holding a Death Cafe in place of the talk focusing on Learning Disabilities – all welcome
  • 27 June | Angela Morgan | Ethical Tissue Research Nurse, University of Bradford | Tissue donation after death: a vital contribution to medical research Sadly this talk has been cancelled by the speaker.

Book your place

To book your free place please visit Eventbrite, you are also welcome to simply join us on the day.

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