Programme for Creative Responses to Death & Dying


The Death Conference: Creative Responses to Death and Dying (2018)

 Friday, 4 May 2018 – The Chapel

12.30 Registration and Welcome

13.00-14.00 Sibylle Erle (BGU) ‘How can I describe my emotions at this catastrophe?’: Frankenstein, Walton and the Monster

14.00-14.30 Coffee Break

14.30-15.30 Martin Huggon (BGU): The medieval hospital as medicine for a good life or a good death

15.30-16.00 Coffee Break

TBC Tour of the Cathedral’s Tombs. Meeting point is outside the Cathedral. If it is raining go inside to keep dry.

4-4.45pm Visit to the Wren Library to look at representations of Death in the Rare Books and Manuscript collection (maximum of 10 – please book via Eventbrite)

Dinner (City of Lincoln/Refectory) – self-funded

20.00 Film Screening of Krzysztof Kieślowski’s Three Colours: Blue (The Chapel), organised by Peter Green.


Saturday, 5 May 2018 – The Chapel

 10.00-11.00 Lisa Gibson (St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice): Hospice Care: Because you matter

11.00-11.30 Coffee Break

11.30-12.30 Frances Glover (A Natural Undertaking): The Business of Death

12.30-13.30 Lunch (Refectory) – self-funded


Elizabeth Godwin: Cracks in the Pavement (Creative Writing Workshop) – The Snug (maximum of 10 – please book via Eventbrite)

Charlotte Jane Kessler: Death and Resurrection (Art Workshop) – Art Studio (maximum of 10 – please book via Eventbrite)

To book your place register

17.00-18.00 Wine reception and concert with Jonathan Gooing & Clare Wheat (BGU) – The Chapel

‘Come Away Death’

A recital of songs and arias by Clare Wheat (soprano) and Jonathan Gooing (piano), exploring aspects of death: loss: memory and consolation.

Dinner (City of Lincoln/Refectory) – self-funded

 Sunday, 6 May 2018

10.00-12.00 – The Death Cafe The Snug


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