Department of Social & Policy Sciences

Members of Centre for Death & Society interviewed on campus radio

Tue May 20 16:43:00 BST 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.

Members, associates and PhD students of the centre took part in the broadcast entitled, Grave Expectations, led by PhD student Renske Visser. Discussions covered include:

  • Tony Walter - how he became interested in researching death and dying
  • Su Chard (MSc student and independent funeral celebrant ) - the emerging trends in funeral arrangements
  • Kate Woodthorpe - funeral poverty
  • Jana Kralova - social death
  • John Troyer - future death
  • Wendy Moncur - digital death

All six nominated the music they would like played at their funeral and URB students have contributed their thoughts to the remainder of the playlist.

Listen again

You can listen to the interviews online.