I was pleased to see that Cariad Lloyd’s podcast on death won three prizes at the British Podcast Awards last week. Griefcast first came to my attention in 2016, thanks to this article in The Guardian, and it’s since notched up more than 30 episodes. Lloyd is a 35-year-old actress, comedian and writer from London whose father died of pancreatic … Continue Reading
I was honoured to be asked to deliver a Remembrance address to the staff of the Scottish Government at St. Andrew’s House in Edinburgh yesterday.
I was pleased to see my article in The Scotsman earlier this week: if you’d like to read it please click here
I was very moved by this interview with Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg in The Observer, where she talks about how she coped with going to sleep beside her 47 year old husband, and waking up to discover that he was dead.Journalist Decca Aitkenhead is one of our best writers, and while she wasn’t entirely won … Continue Reading
Sounds wrong doesn’t it? It’s just not done. But I think it should be. Katische Haberfeld is a photographer and advocate of ‘death literacy’ and she wrote a good piece in the Huffington Post that sets out her argument. You can read it here
It sounds like a lot of fun! Read the full piece here: it’s very well written, by Hayley Campbell of Buzzfeed
Great talk from American Physician BJ Miller who’s a palliative care physician at Zen Hospice Project in San Francisco. You’ll need a spare twenty minutes, but it’s lovely.
I’ve got a lot of time for the Reverend Giles Fraser, or ‘The Loose Canon’ as he calls himself, but I was surprised to read his most recent article in The Guardian, in which he used Cilla Black’s funeral to say that in secular funerals, “the so-called lie about God is commonly replaced by another sort … Continue Reading
This is a rather splendid and life-affirming piece by Jon Kelly for BBC News on the transformation that has happened in the way that we celebrate life in this country, and it looks around the world for other cultures where a less formal approach is taken. I loved this coffin from Ghana!