Gravestone Geology

 

Gravestone Geology

Researched and written by Phil Powell, former curator of geology at the Oxford University Museum and Natural History, and Nina Morgan, a geologist, science writer and author of the monthly Distant Thunder column in Geoscientist magazine, the book  includes geological trails through six cemeteries in Oxford and is designed to highlight the wide variety of rock types and geological features and types of weathering that can be seen in graveyards throughout Britain.

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Charles Saatchi’s ‘Dead: A Celebration of Mortality’

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‘Dead: A Celebration of Mortality’

Review by Dr Hannah Rumble

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Death, Art and Anatomy Conference (CfP, University of Winchester, 3-6th June 2016)

Death, Art and Anatomy Conference

 

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Film: Tender

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‘Tender’ is a film I really want to see!

Synopsis:

Death is the last taboo: a subject we avoid and a process we leave to the tender mercies of the professionals. Not in the seaside town of Port Kembla where a community group have decided to establish a charity funeral service for the town’s hard-up residents. They tackle the endeavour with good cheer and boundless compassion until one of their own is diagnosed with a life-threatening illness and everything assumes a much more personal significance. Lynette Wallworth’s beautifully observed, uplifting documentary salutes a vibrant community and provides a life-affirming view of coming to terms with death, with a score by Nick Cave.

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