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

11 - 13 October 2019

Pushing Up The Daisies

Frome, Somerset

South West England

07749 254653

This event has facilities for disabled people Wheelchair accessible

A non-profit festival full of theatre, music, talks and stalls, including * Kevin Toolis, author of My Father's Wake * Liz Rothschild - Outside The Box * The Coffin Club * Winston's Wish * Dorothy House * The Compassionate Frome Project ... and many more. Main sponsors JC Atkinson, Musgrove Willows, and GoSimply Funerals.