Kathryn Mannix - With The End In Mind (Online Event)
Funded by the Carnegie UK Trust, Wellcome and the Wolfson Foundation through the Engaging Libraries Phase 2 programme.
The Covid-19 climate has prompted us all to think a bit more about death - whether it is concern for loved ones, for ourselves, or just the more general immediacy of mortality. One way to navigate this environment and confront these concerns is through reading. We are delighted that our event for July features Kathryn Mannix talking about her Sunday Times bestseller, With the End in Mind.
The author will be joining the discussion on the night and will do a short reading followed by a Q&A session facilitated by Dr Claire Nally from Northumbria University.
About the book and author: "There are only two days with fewer than twenty-four hours in each lifetime, sitting like bookmarks astride our lives; one is celebrated every year, yet it is the other that makes us see living as precious."
Dr Kathryn Mannix has spent her medical career in palliative medicine, working as a consultant in hospital, community and hospice palliative care services in Newcastle upon Tyne. She trained as a Cognitive Behaviour Therapist in 1993 and founded the UK's first dedicated palliative care CBT clinic in Newcastle. In her Sunday Times bestseller, With the End in Mind, she shares beautifully crafted stories from a lifetime of caring for the dying, and makes a compelling case for the therapeutic power of approaching death not with trepidation, but with openness, clarity, and understanding.
This is not a bereavement counselling session, but an opportunity to reflect on, and think about, what mortality means for us all. Bring tea, cake and a comfy chair!