Brighton Festival 2020Public booking opens: Wed 19 Feb, 9am

Past Festivals

Past Event

The Brighton and Sussex Medical School Debate

Let's Talk About Death

It’s official – the UK is the best place in the world to die. But what does this actually mean? It seems death is still a taboo subject that we would rather skirt around than sit down and discuss candidly.

This engaging discussion will range over many aspects of death and dying, including living while you’re dying, what constitutes a good death and how to plan for one of life’s few certainties.

The panel of experts includes Tim Crouch, director of The Complete Deaths at this year’s Festival; Dame Barbara Monroe, ex Chief Executive of St Christopher’s Hospice; Dr Andrew Thorns, Consultant in Palliative Medicine at Pilgrims Hospice, Kent; Doctor Paul Davies, Reader in Philosophy at the University of Sussex; and Andreas Hiersche, Lead Clinician Palliative Care, Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals Trust.

The event will be chaired by Bobbie Farsides, Professor of Clinical and Biomedical Ethics at BSMS.

Death Market

Everything and anything you have ever wanted to know about death. Come and ask about one of the most taboo subjects, and learn about the art of celebration, how to write a will and more.

Sun 22 May, 2pm – 4pm
Brighton Dome Café-bar

Books & Debate
Sun 22 May, 4pm

There is a £2 per order charge. Additional postage charges (50p or £1.50) apply