Funerals Study Day

A day of fascinating talks looking at how funerals from the 19th century to the present day, with speakers from a range of backgrounds including academics and industry professionals.
 
10.00 Registration and refreshments
10.30 Welcome address - The Coffin Works
Story: Newman Brothers and the decline of a company Sarah Hayes

Morning session - Death in the 19th Century
11.00 Victorian Funeral Customs Helen Frisby
11.30 Burial disputes in the mid-nineteenth century Molly Conisbee
12.00 Staging the Frankfurt Dead House: Wilkie Collins and the reanimated body Caroline Radcliffe
12.30 Public Celebration and Private Grief in the Garden Cemetery Josie Wall

13.00 Lunchwith 15 minute taster tour of the museum

Afternoon session - Death in the 21st Century
14.00 Sensitive Disposal of Foetal Remains – 20 years On Angela Dunn
14.30 The Gift of Time Central England Co-op
15.00 Great way to go workshop Su Chard
17.00 End of day
17.30 Drinks TBC

Full programme with abstracts is available to download here.
Tickets are available now.
Price includes refreshments on arrival, lunch and taster tour of the museum.
£40 full price
£30 student price
To book please complete a booking form.
Please contact josie@coffinworks.org or call 0121 233 4785 for more information.

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