Let's Talk About Death at Brighton Festival
Past Event
Books & Debates

Let's Talk About Death

Mon 15 Feb 2016

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