Archive for the ‘Centre for Death & Society’ Category

Date with Death evening hailed a success

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.

Dr Kate Woodthorpe 'Cost of Dying' report coverage

Media coverage of the report on problems faced by people over 60 when faced with financial shocks.

Many over 60s are too poor to die, shows new research

Many over 60s are ill prepared for end-of-life costs, according to new research by Dr Kate Woodthorpe, a sociologist who specialises in death and dying.

Is death becoming a commodity?

A conference run by our Centre for Death and Society will, this weekend, address the commodification of death.

Engaging the young with death and natural burial

Researchers from Bath are working to engage the young with death through exploring issues related to alternative burial processes.

Budding social entrepreneurs invited to pitch for share of £25,000!

The University's Students’ Union is inviting students, staff and local community groups to get together to pitch for a share of £25,000 of start-up funding, at a three-day event designed to create new social enterprises.

Summer degree ceremonies take place at Bath Abbey

The University of Bath’s 2012 summer degree award ceremonies take place this week, with more than 2,300 students expected to attend at the city’s Abbey.

Summer degree ceremonies to take place at Bath Abbey next week

The University of Bath’s 2012 summer degree award ceremonies take place next week, with more than 2,300 students expected to attend at the city’s Abbey.

Death & Society student wins top award

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.

How blogging is revolutionising dying

Terminally ill people writing blogs about their condition are helping others come to terms with death according to our latest research.

Bereavement research gets almost half a million in funding

Professor Tony Walter and Dr Christine Valentine have been awarded £451,000 to study families who have lost loved ones through alcohol and drug misuse.

Research Showcase film about Centre for Death & Society

John Troyer discusses his work looking at modern cremetorium equipment, and Kate Woodthorpe discusses her work looking at attitudes to cemetery use.

Bath Science Café: Future energy production - the dead human body as biomass

Death expert Dr John Troyer will discuss the environmental impacts of burial and cremation at the next Bath Science Café on Monday 14 November 2011.

Bath death expert features in film

Dr John Troyer is featuring in Of Dolls and Murder, a film being premiered in London next month (30 November)

The Remains of the Dead: seminar explores what the dead leave behind

Experts in death studies from the UK and Australia will look at how we manage what the dead leave behind at a seminar at the Holburne Museum on Friday (28 October).

Cross-discipline 'Ideas Sandpit' on sustainable water goes down a storm

"The Sandpit was a fantastic opportunity to work with colleagues that I might otherwise not encounter, giving me the chance to develop multiple projects with scientists, engineers, management experts and architects.”

Expert to talk on recycling heat from crematoriums

Dr John Troyer will talk about how heat produced at crematoriums could be used to produce electricity.
He will discuss his findings at the Knowledge Escalator Project South West conference at Somerset County Cricket Club in Taunton on Tuesday (27 Sept).

KT Champion funding supports more research showcasing & collaboration

A number of academics from Psychology, Mechanical Engineering & Computer Science have been awarded funding to enable them to showcase their research to external clients.

Wireless systems in residences to be replaced with eduroam

Computing Services are rolling out eduroam (EDUcation ROAMing) as the recommended wireless service for all the University users over the next couple of months. Also, in conjunction with this, we are retiring the less secure service BUCS-WISM.

University death expert warns of funeral crisis as baby-boomers reach old age

Our expert in death studies warns that Britain is not prepared for the death of the post-war baby-boomers.