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Centre for Death & Society

CDAS is an internationally recognised research centre focusing on the interdisciplinary social aspects of death, dying and bereavement.


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Colin Murray Parkes (1928-2024)

Honorary graduate Colin Murray Parkes OBE was the world’s leading expert on bereavement and was the cornerstone on which bereavement care was built.

CDAS in Conversation

InConversation is a running series where CDAS members engage with experts from various fields to have a conversation about death, dying and bereavement.

Sociological Perspectives on Suicide

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Joint event by the Centre for Death and Society and the International Sociological Association's Research Committee on the Sociology of Mental Health & Illness

Death - Exciting and New!

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Caitlin Doughty and John Troyer in conversation on innovations in death, dying, end of life care and dead body disposal in the 21st Century.

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About the Centre for Death & Society

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The Centre for Death & Society provides a forum for our community of researchers and practitioners to share their expertise in death, dying and bereavement.

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The Centre for Death & Society is a leading research Centre for research related to death, dying and society.

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