The contents of six sealed ancient Egyptian animal coffins, imaged using a non-invasive technique, are enabling researchers to understand more about the process and practices as never before.
Launch of Orkney ‘Death Cafe’
“The purpose of a Death Café is ‘to increase awareness of death with a view to helping people make the most of their (finite) lives’.
His Death Marks The Genocide Of His People
Described as ‘the loneliest man in the world’, he lived entirely alone for 26 years, deep in the Brazilian Amazon, and had resisted every attempt by government teams to make contact with him.
An Extraordinary Woman
Her reign included being monarch of 32 different independent sovereign countries. At the time of her death those numbered 15.
Guilty or not Guilty?
” It’s the sorry tale of a young servant girl, Marjory Meason, who worked at Frustigar in Shapinsay.”
When Suits Were ‘For Best’
“My family are Irish. Seamus Heaney is Irish, and many of the images he uses and ways of life he describes, are familiar to me.”
The D Word-and the River of Life
“I got to that certain age some time ago, but apart from a few light discussions about the D word I don’t publicly dwell on it too much.”
Recognising “the raw emotional power that everyday objects can acquire”
“I consider the experience of grief and bereavement to be one such emotion, even if the ways in which this was processed and navigated varies between individuals and societies.”
What it Means
“Am I fed up with the Duke of Edinburgh eulogies? Mostly yes. But partly no.”
Bereavement and Funeral Experiences During the #Covid Pandemic
“Many of us have been bereaved, or know someone who has been bereaved, during the pandemic. In some cases the restrictions have added stress and a sense of injustice to the experience of funerals. “