Department of Social & Policy Sciences

Centre for Death & Society 'Community of Practice'

Wed Nov 15 08:52:00 GMT 2017

Times: 14.15 or 19.00
Location: Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institute

In 2013 CDAS hosted a 'Date with Death’ evening where we brought together stakeholders, community organisations and academics in a speed-dating event to network and engage.

Building on the success of the Date with Death, we are now organising two ‘Community of Practice’ sessions that aim to bring together practitioners, stakeholders, policymakers, academics, and other interested parties to build a community of like-minded individuals to work on priority areas of policy, practice and research related to Death, Dying and Bereavement in the South West of England. Essentially, we want to facilitate and foster a community of people and organisations that places the South West as the UK’s hub of expertise and best practice in death, dying and bereavement. 

And we want you to be part of it.

This session is an invite-only event held on 15th November. There are two sessions to choose from according to your commitments:

 - 14.15 – 16.45 

 - 19.00 – 21.00

Both sessions will be held in the Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institute in the centre of Bath and are free to attend. Refreshments will be provided but regrettably we cannot provide travel costs.

The structure of the sessions will be organised according to the interests and needs of participants, and to this end when you sign up for a session please can you spend a few minutes outlining your background, interests and priority areas. We will then collate details and circulate details of the sessions prior to the day itself. 

In this early stage we envisage that the sessions will:

  1. Consolidate existing networks of interest in the South West
  2. Identify emergent areas of interest, partnerships and networks in the South West
  3. Ascertain key priority areas for policy, practice and research that can position the South West as the hub of expertise in death, dying and bereavement in the UK (and beyond)
  4. Create achievable objectives for further work, including future CDAS events in 2018 that will be directly linked to the outcomes of these opening sessions.

If you are based in the South West and would like to become part of this exciting new initiative. then please get in touch with us: