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Internal News - 02 May 2007

Reception to mark launch of books on death and dying

Academics from the Department of Social & Policy Sciences have issued an open invitation to anyone wishing to attend a reception to mark the launch of two books by members of the Centre for Death & Society (CDAS).

The reception, which takes place at 4pm on Friday 4 May in the foyer of 3 East, will also give people the opportunity to discuss potential collaborations with CDAS, learn more about the MSc in Death & Society and the future development of a foundation degree for funeral directors.

Both authors will be in attendance and copies of the books will be available to buy at a discounted rate.

Dr Glennys Howarth, Director of CDAS, has just published Death and Dying: A Sociological Introduction, a new book providing a sophisticated introduction to the key issues in the sociology of death and dying.

A Social History of Dying, by Professor Allan Kellehear, takes the reader on a two million year journey of discovery that covers the major challenges we will all face: anticipating, preparing, taming and timing our eventual deaths.

Anyone interested in attending should contact CDAS through the website (see related links).