Centre for Death & Society


Just out! New books from CDAS

Tue 18 Jul 2017

3 new books from CDAS read more »

Scottish Government's Consultation on the devolution of Social Security

Fri 02 Dec 2016

Kate Woodthorpe recently presented at the Scottish Government National Conference on Funeral Poverty in Edinburgh, which contributed to the Scottish Government's Consultation on the devolution of Social Security. read more »

Social Death: questioning the life-death boundary

Fri 12 Feb 2016

A special issue of Contemporary Social Science , the journal of the Academy of Social Sciences, on the theme of social death has been published; the editors are PhD candidate Jana Kralova and Professor Tony Walter in the Department of Social & Policy Sciences. read more »

Dr Kate Woodthorpe appointed as special advisor to the Government Work and Pensions Select Committee Inquiry into Bereavement Benefits

Thu 11 Feb 2016

Taking place in early 2016 the inquiry is examining the scope, administration and purpose of the Social Fund Funeral Payment and Bereavement Benefits. read more »

New director appointed for Centre for Death & Society

Thu 10 Dec 2015

After four successful years as Director of the Centre for Death & Society, Professor Tony Walter is handing over the role to Dr John Troyer. read more »

'Why we need to talk about death', Prof Tony Walter

Wed 10 Dec 2014

In response to a new survey published today regarding our attitudes to grief and bereavement, Prof Tony Walter, Director of the Centre for Death & Society has been speaking about why it is so important to discuss death, dying and grief. read more »

Cost of Dying 2014: Average costs have risen 87% in 10 years

Thu 16 Oct 2014

The annual SunLife 'Cost of Dying' report, published today with contributions from Dr Kate Woodthorpe, shows a 10 per cent increase to £8,427 in the costs associated with dying - one of the fastest rises in the report's history. read more »

CDAS to lead GW4 research initiative, 'Dying well after a long life'

Wed 24 Sep 2014

The Centre for Death & Society (CDAS) have been awarded a GW4 Initiator grant to develop links with researchers at the Universities of Bristol, Cardiff and Exeter on the topic of 'Dying well after a long life'. read more »

Professor Malcolm Johnson receives Outstanding Achievement Award

Tue 02 Sep 2014

Professor Malcolm Johnson has been recognised with the Annual Prize for Outstanding Contribution by the British Society of Gerontology. read more »

John Troyer recognised at Research Matters exhibition

Mon 16 Jun 2014

Dr John Troyer has generated the most public votes for his image of research submission to the Research Matters exhibition at the Fringe Arts Bath Festival. read more »

Members of Centre for Death & Society interviewed on campus radio

Tue 20 May 2014

Members of the Centre for Death & Society have appeared on the Students’ Union campus radio station 1449AMURB to discuss their work as part of the national Dying Matters Awareness Week. read more »

Korean TV fascinated by death education at Bath

Mon 19 May 2014

Leading South Korean documentary channel EBS was on the University of Bath campus on 15 May to film for a TV documentary series as part of their work investigating death worldwide. read more »

Congratulations to Foundation Degree in Funeral Services students

Tue 07 Jan 2014

The third cohort of the Foundation Degree in Funeral Services graduated on 11th December 2013 at Bath's Assembly Rooms surrounded by family and friends. read more »

Date with Death evening hailed a success

Wed 23 Oct 2013

The Centre for Death and Society (CDAS) hosted a sold out ‘Date with Death’ evening on Thursday 17 October bringing together practitioners, professionals and academics from around the South West and beyond with an interest in all things death-related. read more »

Second postgraduate symposium hosted by research students

Mon 14 Oct 2013

The second annual Department of Social & Policy Sciences symposium saw postgraduate research students and faculty members come together on Friday 20 September to share their research and exchange ideas. read more »

Dr Kate Woodthorpe in the media with 2013 'Cost of Dying' report

Wed 04 Sep 2013

This year's 'Cost of Dying' report builds on our previous research which looked at the rising cost of funerals and associated funeral poverty read more »

John Troyer to present paper at Southwest Interactive Media Conference

Thu 07 Mar 2013

Dr John Troyer is to present a paper at the Platforms for Haunting: The Talking Dead event on Saturday 9 March 2013 in Austin, Texas. read more »

The Guardian highlights Centre for Death & Society research into funeral cost assistance for the vulnerable

Wed 28 Nov 2012

Following the release of a report into the Funeral Payment Scheme and the consequences of applying following the death of a loved one, researchers from the Centre for Death & Society at the Univeristy of Bath have been working with policy makers, industry and the charity sector to find a way to help people through what is usually a very challenging experience. read more »

Centre for Death & Society present to Parliamentary roundtable on funeral cost assistance for the vulnerable

Wed 28 Nov 2012

End of life experts from across the UK will come together today for a parliamentary roundtable chaired by Joan Walley, MP for Stoke-on-Trent North. read more »

John Troyer discusses the future of cemeteries at TEDx event

Mon 29 Oct 2012

Dr John Troyer delivered a talk about the future of death, dead bodies and cemeteries at the Technology, Entertainment, and Design (TEDx) event in Bristol on September 15, 2012. read more »

BBC Radio 4's The Digital Human

Wed 24 Oct 2012

Professor Tony Walter and Dr John Troyer comment on how people are using new kinds of technology to remember the dead and how technology has changed the definition of death. read more »

Centre for Death and Society website recognised as ‘excellent’

Wed 25 Jul 2012

The Centre for Death and Society (CDAS) has been recognised for its ‘excellent’ website in a review by Nursing Standard, the UK’s best-selling nursing journal. read more »

Death & Society student wins top award

Fri 22 Jun 2012

Susan Morris’s voluntary “trail-blazing” work with the Natural Death movement has earned her The Welch Allyn UK Pioneers of Care Award for Nursing 2012. read more »

Dying in the Digital Age - CDAS hosts successful annual conference

Tue 19 Jun 2012

Researchers from a wide range of disciplines and several countries gathered for the Centre for Death & Society (CDAS) annual conference on 9 June, this year titled ‘Dying in the Digital Age’. read more »

Tony Walter delivers lecture at Natural History Museum

Fri 01 Jun 2012

Tony Walter, Director of the Centre for Death & Society, took part in a public engagement event at London's Natural History Museum on Friday evening 25 March. read more »

Jade tributes reveal a renewed belief in angels

Fri 15 Apr 2011

A study by Professor Tony Walter, of the Centre for Death & Society, reveals that a belief in angels transcends any traditional theological belief in the soul. read more »