Death Cafe profile for Hester Brown

Location: United Kingdom

About Hester Brown:

I am a member of the South East London Humanist Group (SELHuG) and part of the British Humanist Association network of humanist celebrants. Along with Trevor Moore and others, I take humanist funerals in the South East London area. Taking funerals can seem like an odd occupation, but dealing with death is life-affirming. It reminds us of human dignity and worth, that human life is to be celebrated, and that what we do with this one life matters.

What brings you to Death Cafe?

As a funeral celebrant I continue to learn about death and its impact on the living. Death cafes are a great idea and way to learn and explore.

What would you like your legacy to be?

Someone who was positive and useful

Thoughts for sharing:

Oh, so many, but these two stand out for me:





from John Donne's 'No Man is an Island' poem: “Any man's death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind; and therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee.”

and the Roman philosopher Lucretius: “Leave this world, Nature says, as you entered here. The same passage which you made from death to life, without fuss and without fear, make it again from life to death. Your death is in the order of things: it belongs to the life of the world.”

And Shakespeare: Prospero's speech Act 4 which starts: "Our revels now are ended"


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Hester Brown's posts on the Death Cafe website

Death Cafe: East Dulwich Death Cafe

Posted by Hester Brown on April 18, 2017, 6:49 a.m.

With Trevor Moore and Hester Brown

May 11, 2017, 3.00 p.m. - 4.30 p.m. (British Summer Time)


Talking about death won't make it happen!

Why not join us over tea and cake to discuss the one certainty facing us all?

A calm environment to share thoughts ...

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