Posted by EndofLifeStudies

Death Cafe in Thornhill, Dumfriesshire

Hosted by University of Glasgow End of Life Studies Group


April 25, 2017

Start time:

7:00 p.m. (GMT)

End time:

9:00 p.m. (GMT)


Thomas Tosh

19 E Morton St





United Kingdom



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About this Death Cafe


As academics we are interested in the rise in popularity of the Death Cafe, and during 2017 and 2018 Dr Naomi Richards will lead research into this phenomenon.


Before we begin our research we want to attend and host as many death cafes as possible, to get a feel for how they are. We have found that we enjoy them, and that they are a rewarding experience – and we hope that you will too.


Our team won't be doing any research at this death cafe - we will be taking part in the discussion as individuals. Please come along and join us!


About University of Glasgow End of Life Studies Group

Dr Naomi Richards is Lecturer in Social Science (End of Life Studies) at the University of Glasgow's School of Interdisciplinary Studies. Naomi's research interests include the sociology/ anthropology of death and dying, older age, legal, and visual anthropology.

Catriona Forrest is Public Engagement Officer with the Wellcome Trust-funded research project Global Interventions at the End of Life. She is a journalist and producer and has organised and collaborated on several death cafes across Scotland.

Medical sociologist Professor David Clark is Principal Investigator on the Global Interventions at the End of Life research project, and is founder of the Glasgow End of Life Studies Group.

All are based on the University's Dumfries Campus.

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