Death Cafe profile for Cathryn

Location: United Kingdom

About Cathryn:

I have lived in Leicester since 2003 and love the variety of opportunities for culture and conversation which the city offers. I moved here with my family after returning from working in Southern Africa as an educator. 

What brings you to Death Cafe?

I realised how unprepared we are as a society and as individuals for talking openly about difficult subjects after the death of close family members. I want to help to break down those taboos and support more open conversations. Death Cafe is the perfect vehicle to help people to engage in a safe and welcoming environment.

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Cathryn's posts on the Death Cafe website

Practitioners question: Grave talk

Posted by Cathryn on Jan. 25, 2017, 6:21 a.m. 3 comments

Has anyone used these cards? Produced by the Church of England to encourage conversations about death and dying - I wondered how they woudk fit in with the Death Cafe ethos, and non facilitating facilitation role

Practitioners question: Professional interest in death cafes

Posted by Cathryn on Jan. 25, 2017, 5:54 a.m. 1 comment


I am organising my first cafe in Leicester, and have had a really good response in the couple of days it has been live. However quite a few of the contacts are from people with a professional interest in death and dying - doing research, involved in projects etc. I ...

Death Cafe: Leicester Death Cafe

Posted by Cathryn on Jan. 23, 2017, 8:46 a.m.

With Cathryn Gathercole

April 2, 2017, 2.00 p.m. - 4.00 p.m. (GMT)


My aim is to encourage lively conversations about all aspects of death and dying. There will be no formal agenda, and topics discussed will come from the participants.

The Cookie ...

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