by David Clark, Wellcome Trust Investigator, University of Glasgow
Autumn 2019 saw a team of us in the Glasgow End of Life Studies Group set out into unknown educational waters. Over a three-week period, we delivered a free online course called End of Life Care – Challenges
by Maggie Jackson
Talking to children about death is not comfortable for any of us at the best of times, there is often a fear that we might upset the child or distress them unduly. Yet when a child is bereaved they too are trying to make sense of the world around them and need to find answers
Before the availability of the modern round barrow, there were two types of options for what to do with cremation ashes. At one end of the spectrum was the traditional churchyard or crematorium, and right at the other was blasting into space or having them tattooed into your skin. For everyone else
By Lawrie Roberts
The events programmes that run locally as part of Dying Matters Week are radical in their intent to transform the culture and develop the conversation around death and dying within our society. But in bringing communities together to discuss, hear about and make
By Panisara Peungsuk
In the beginning, my project’s interest was to try to understand the differences between Thai and British culture. Later on, due to my grandmother dying, it influenced me to reframe my research from looking at the
As we begin the run up to Christmas, thoughts and conversation will turn increasingly to those who have died, so what better time to note the one most important facility available to anyone who has been bereaved - the AtaLoss.org signposting website.
We live in a culture that for
by Awen Clement
We all come from the goddess and to her we shall return,
like a drop of rain, flowing to the ocean
– Traditional pagan chant
It is safe to say that Paganism is a minority faith group in the UK, yet current estimates suggest the
By John Rainsbury
Sadly my wife and I lost our 6 year old son Will in February this year following a 9 month battle with an aggressive brain tumour. Will was a beautiful, adventurous and “oh so cheeky” little boy, full of life and adventure.
By Dr Judith Tobin
"If this is over, if this is the end please let me hold you one last time" sung Swedish star Agnes in her hit “One last time”.
Derek and Eirwin were married nearly 60 years ago. Four years ago, after she developed
By Stephanie Owens
Hallowe’en, or Samhain (Sao-win) as it is known to Pagans, is the final harvest of the year and Pagan New Year. It is traditionally a time to remember the dead and honour our ancestors. It is when the “veil” between the world of the living and the