Hosted by Maddie Denton


Oct. 11, 2015

Start time:

2:00 p.m. (GMT)

End time:

4:00 p.m. (GMT)


The Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Centre

25 Palmerston Place



United Kingdom


No cost but donations accepted.

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About this Death Cafe

Are you interested in death, but feel you aren't able to talk about it? Here is your answer! 

You are invited to attend a Death Cafe here in Edinburgh, held for the very first time in the Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Centre, hosted by Maddie Denton. Come along to discuss all matters of death, dying, and living in a welcoming environment, over a cup of tea and a slice of cake. Whatever your interest in death, we would love to hear from you.

In accordance with Death Cafe's principles as set out in the guide and terms, our Death Cafe will not have any information-giving or speakers. At a Death Cafe the discussion is always led by those who come along. Death Cafe is not about leading people towards any product, conclusion or course of action.

Death Cafe is not a bereavement group, nor group therapy, but simply an open arena to discuss the greatest taboo in our everyday lives.

The Cafe is free, but donations are accepted. Refreshments can be purchased in the cafe of the centre.

About Maddie Denton

Maddie Denton is a fourth year student at the University of Edinburgh, studying for an MA in Social Anthropology. Having been to many lectures and talks on death growing up, it seemed only natural to study death for her undergraduate dissertation. She is looking to get people talking about death, and to change the perception of death as a taboo in modern Western society.

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