What is Dying Matters Awareness Week?
Dying Matters Awareness Week is an annual event seeking to stimulate conversation within the community concerning questions of death, grief, and bereavement. Talking about death has traditionally been viewed as a taboo topic that prompts an uncomfortable reaction; however, as Hospice UK the organisers of Dying Matters believe, it needn't be this way. Their mission is to get communities talking about issues surrounding death in any way that works for them.
This year, the University of Bath's Centre for Death and Society (CDAS) will further this mission by hosting a series of activities designed to encourage engagement and reflection on these issues together with the community.
Dying Matters Awareness Week will take place from 2 - 6 May
Tuesday, 3 May - 7PM - 8PM BST - 'Natural Death in Care Homes: The Line Between Non-Intervention and Neglect'
Wednesday, 4 May - 6PM - 9PM BST - 'Home' Film Screening and Q&A with Sarah Outen MBE
Thursday, 5 May - 5PM - 6PM BST - CDAS InConversation with Dr Kami Fletcher and George Gumisiriza