Friday, April 26, 2019

Culturally Sensitive palliative care: meeting the needs of gender and sexual minorities

Sobell Study Centre, Oxford

Central England

Sobell Study Centre, Oxford

This event has facilities for disabled people Wheelchair accessible

Cost £120 – contact

Sunday, April 28, 2019

2019 Bereavement Awareness Day

Prestwold Hall, Loughborough LE12 5SQ

East Midlands

The Natural Burial Company

This event has facilities for disabled people Wheelchair accessible

Organised by The Natural Burial Company. Limited places available for exhibitors and those offering a workshop. Contact Christopher on

07 - 08 June 2019

Circles of Impact Conference

National Funeral Exhibition, NAEC Stoneleigh, Warwickshire CV8 2LZ

West Midlands

Church of England

This event has facilities for disabled people Wheelchair accessible

Circles of Impact: funerals, bereavement and communities 7 & 8 June 2019, This Church of England conference, offered over two days, draws on the expertise and experience of a wide-range of practitioners to help us think about how churches are there for those who are affected by a death, whether recent or long ago. Topics include: • Schools grieving • The impact of tragedy • Graveyards and grief • Death in rural communities • Communication, connection and presence Cost (excluding VAT): £60 or £105 for both days (please arrange your own overnight accommodation) Early bird rate of £50 for one day or £90 for both days if booked before 20th May

07 - 09 June 2019

National Funeral Exhibition 2019

NEAC, Stoneleigh Park, Kenilworth, Warwickshire CV8 2LZ

West Midlands

National Association of Funeral Directors (NAFD)

0121 711 1343

This event has facilities for disabled people Wheelchair accessible

The National Association of Funeral Directors are pleased to once again bring you the National Funeral Exhibition; the Exhibition is built specifically for the Funeral Industry with targeted seminars to engage and educate, Exhibitors from all over the globe and sectors including vehicle fleets, coffins, caskets, professional equipment suppliers, printing and stationary companies, online memorial services, charities and a range of business advisory firms to support Funeral Directors with their business needs.

The National Funeral Exhibition (NFE) is a respected global platform for the funeral profession and the largest trade show for the sector in the United Kingdom; showcasing the latest, innovative products, inspiring thought leadership and business networking opportunities to 4,000+ funeral sector professionals.

One of the top three funeral trade shows in the world, the biennial NFE provides an opportunity for the industry to meet, innovate, buy, sell and see which direction the industry is heading in, in a vibrant and future-focused environment.

Wholly owned and organised by the National Association of Funeral Directors, the show works hard to ensure that exhibitors and visitors alike view the NFE as a sound investment in their time, essential to the future of their business – and a fantastic networking opportunity amongst colleagues in the field.

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Death and Dying in an age of denial

Anglican Chapel, Arnos Vale Cemetery Bath Road Bristol BS4 3EW

South West England

The Palliative and End of Life Care Research Group at the University of Bristol

This event has facilities for disabled people Wheelchair accessible

The Palliative and End of Life Care Research Group at the University of Bristol is delighted to present an evening discussion (6-8pm) of death and dying, featuring Dr Kathryn Mannix, bestselling author of With The End In Mind. Dr Mannix has spent her medical career working with people who have incurable, advanced illnesses. She is passionate about public education and "on a mission to reclaim public understanding of dying". Her book, shortlisted for the 2018 Wellcome prize, has become a widely recognised text for aiding our understanding of death. Free event, open to the public.

01 - 03 July 2019

Cremation and Burial Communication and Education (CBCE) 2019

Hilton at the Ageas Bowl, Botley Rd, West End, Southampton SO30 3XH

Southern England

The Cremation Society of Great Britain / The Federation of Burial and Cremation Authorities

01543 439714

This event has facilities for disabled people Wheelchair accessible

The Cremation and Burial Communication and Education (CBCE) event is the national forum which brings together local councils and private companies from across the UK. Learn - Hear about new legislation that will bring about Death Certification changes and amendments to the Cremation Regulations that are to be introduced. These legislative changes will impact upon all local authority service providers and the private sector and we want you to be fully prepared. Connect - Network with industry-leading practitioners, share views with the most experienced service providers in the UK to learn from their insights and forge new partnerships. Discover - Explore the most effective way of providing your service by seeing and discussing the most up-to-date technology and tools available within the sector Professional Development - The Cremation and Burial Communication and Education 2018 Event offered all attendees evidence of Continuous Professional Development, with certificates from the CPD Certification Service awarded to all attendees. Bookings now open! For further information and to book your space please visit

04 - 05 July 2019

Cruse Bereavement Care Conference 2019

Park Regis Hotel, 160 Broad St, Birmingham B15 1DT

West Midlands

Cruse Bereavement Care

020 8939 9530

This event has facilities for disabled people Wheelchair accessible

Cruse Bereavement Care – Conference 2019 “Bereavement Care – Past, Present and Future: Celebrating 60 years of Cruse” 4- 5 July 2019 - Birmingham Celebrate our 60th anniversary with us by attending our two-day grief and bereavement conference. This special event will feature keynote speeches from world-class speakers, as well as seminars, workshops and networking opportunities. Speakers include: - Robert A Neimeyer: ‘Intervening in meaning - New directions in grief therapy’ - Chris Hall: ‘Technology and bereavement care: Opportunities and challenges of providing a telehealth bereavement service’ - Carl Becker: ‘Death, dying, bereavement, and end of life care: Measurement, counselling, and experiential grounding’ - Henk Schut: ‘Practitioners and researchers working together in an intervention efficacy study’ - Caroline Lloyd: ‘The Lloyd & McGuckin multidimensional theory of bereavement’ Tickets are now on sale here: Early bird discount of 15% is available until 31 May 2019.

Thursday, August 15, 2019

2019 Celebrants Convention and National Celebrant Awards Gala Dinner

Highgate House, Grooms Ln, Creaton, Northampton NN6 8NN

East Midlands

Civil Ceremonies Ltd

01480 276080

This event has facilities for disabled people Wheelchair accessible

15 August 2019, Highgate House, Creaton, Northamptonshire All details on A full day of speakers, workshops, demonstrations plus exhibition. The awards for the winners in the National Celebrant Awards will be presented at a gala dinner in the evening. Entries are free, see details on the convention website or call 01480 276080.

04 - 07 September 2019

4th International Conference on Death, Dying and Disposal

Centre for Death and Society, University of Bath

South West England

Centre for Death and Society, University of Bath

01225 386949

This event has facilities for disabled people Wheelchair accessible


The Social Context of Death, Dying and Disposal conference covers all aspects of death, dying, disposal, and bereavement. It is a multi-disciplinary residential conference open to all, including, but not limited to anthropologists, archaeologists, art and architectural historians, artists, bereavement counsellors, cultural theorists, critical race theorists, queer theorists, independent scholars, cultural geographers, deathwork practitioners, historians, literary theorists, medical and health practitioners, end-of-life and palliative care workers, philosophers, psychologists, students of religion, social policy analysts, social workers, sociologists, computer scientists, and those in the legal professions.

Taking place at a time when both academia and front-line practitioners are under increasing pressure to show ‘real world’ relevance and contribution, the theme of the conference is Engagement and Education. While focused on death, dying and disposal specifically, it is envisaged that this broad theme will attract papers related to:

  • The role/purpose/possibility of death studies
  • The visibility of death as a social issue
  • Heritage, museums, and the cultural sector
  • Knowledge economy
  • Media work
  • Public education
  • Meaning of expertise
  • Experiential knowledge
  • Working with non-academic audiences/organisations
  • Historical and archaeological narratives
  • Political economy of death
  • The politics of death, dying, and disposal

The conference has been held every two years since 1993 and 2019 marks the 10-year founding anniversary for the Association for the Study of Death and Society (ASDS). The ASDS promotes the study of death in the arts, humanities, social and allied sciences and sponsors the DDD conferences.

Abstracts (max 200 words) for conference papers are invited on any social aspect of death, dying and disposal related to Engagement & Education. As this is a multi-disciplinary conference abstracts need to communicate clearly with delegates from a wide range of disciplines.

Please submit all abstracts at [ hospitality-services/conferences/the-14th-international-conference-on-the-social-context-ofdeath- dying-and-disposal]( hospitality-services/conferences/the-14th-international-conference-on-the-social-context-ofdeath- dying-and-disposal)

Abstract closing date: Wednesday 20 February 2019