Death at Teatime

death at teatime

This free drop-in event aims to encourage wider conversations around death and dying in the UK and overseas. Through exploring both historical perspectives of death and bereavement, through to present day ethical dilemmas; we welcome anyone to come along, enjoy an afternoon tea and enter into the often-taboo discussion of death.

A range of researchers will be on hand to talk more about their work in medical history, classical archaeology, and contemporary medical ethics. The gathering is set amongst a backdrop of beautiful artworks from the exhibition ‘Beyond the Body’ depicting the ethical issues of autopsy, which are abstract drawings exploring the human relationship to the body across cultures.

This event will be hosted by Manikarnika Dutta, Wellcome Unit for History of Medicine and coordinated by the Wellcome Centre for Ethics and Humanities and Uncomfortable Oxford.

This is a FREE drop in event, but booking is advised.

Death at Teatime is part of the 'Secret City Series' hosted by TORCH, as partners of the Being Human Festival. For more information on the other events in this series, please follow the links below:

This event is part of the Being Human festival, the UK’s only national festival of the humanities, taking place 14–23 November. Led by the School of Advanced Study, University of London, in partnership with the Arts & Humanities Research Council and the British Academy. For further information please see

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