14th March 2005

 

THE FACTS OF DEATH

 

The many aspects of death, dying and bereavement will be the topics for discussion at Lincoln Cathedral tomorrow evening (15th March).

 

The dialogue is one of many organised by the British Association for the Advancement of Science (the BA) to celebrate the memory of Robert Grosseteste (1168-1253), Archdeacon of Leicester, Bishop of Lincoln and Chancellor of Oxford University.

 

Chaired by Professor Brian Winston, Pro Vice Chancellor at the University of Lincoln, the dialogue will follow a fictional death and the various related issues.

 

A distinguished panel of speakers will cover such topics as the treatment of the sick and injured, care of the dying, terminal sedation versus euthanasia, physician-assisted suicide, the right to life and death, life after death, funerals, burials and cremation, grief and bereavement and the legal and financial aspects of death.

 

The panel will consist of: Paul Badham, Professor of Theology at Lampeter University of Wales, Gerry Lacey, a senior nurse from St Barnabas Hospice Trust, Dr Andrew Fergusson, Head of Policy from the Centre for Bioethics and Public Policy, Professor Peter Fenwick, neuropsychiatrist, Caroline Brazier, Buddhist psychologist, Jill Moran of Langleys Solicitors and David Dearnley, Co-op undertakers.

 

The talk begins at 7.30pm at the Lincoln Cathedral Centre, 17 Minster Yard.

 

Tickets are free and can be obtained by contacting Philip Brown, East Midlands Regional Officer, British Association for the Advancement of Science on 07808 294 844 or email Philip.brown@the-ba.net.

 

This project is supported by the Office of Science and Technology, the Royal Society and the British Association for the Advancement of Science.

 

For more information contact:

Gill Noakes, Assistant Press Officer

01522 886244                         gnoakes@lincoln.ac.uk

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