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Christian Perspectives on Death & Dying
Sat 29 April 2017, 10:00 – 17:00 BST
‘Christian Perspectives on Death and Dying' is an ecumenical initiative aimed at supporting engagement with current debates about death and dying. Join us for a day of conversation, reflection and debate addressing:
- Advance decisions and ‘living wills’ – making end of life decisions for yourself
- Withdrawing medical treatments – making decisions for those who have lost the ability to decide for themselves
- Assisted dying – legal, social and theological perspectives
The event will be complimented by an art exhibition exploring ethical and legal issues surrounding the care of people in a long-term coma and the experiences of their families. Attendees will have opportunities to ask questions, engage in debate and think about their own faith throughout the day.
Confirmed speakers include
- Prof Derick Wade (neurorehab consultant)
- Prof Dominic Wilkinson (Director of Medical Ethics & a Consultant Neonatologist)
- The Lord Carey of Clifton (former Archbishop of Canterbury),
- The Right Reverend Dr Lee Rayfield, (Bishop of Swindon),
- Revd Canon Dr Joanna Collicutt (Diocese of Oxford),
- Revd Canon Rosie Harper (Diocese of Oxford),
- Revd Canon Dr Sarah Rowland Jones (Diocese of Llandaff),
- Usha Grieves (from the charity ‘Compassion in Dying’),
- Prof Sue Wilkinson (‘Advance Decision Assistance’),
- Prof Jenny Kitzinger (Coma & Disorders of Consciousness Research Centre, University of Cardiff), and
- Prof Celia Kitzinger (Coma & Disorders of Consciousness Research Centre, University of York).
Lunch/refreshments will be provided in the ticket cost.
This event is part of an ecumenical initiative led by academics at Cardiff University, see http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/research/explore/find-a-project/view/384030-christian-perspectives-on-death-and-dying
Disability access and facilities:
If you have any access needs of any type we would encourage you to contact the event co-ordinator Julie Latchem via email LatchemJM@cardiff.ac.uk or phone/text 07772265786.
The Oxford Quaker Meeting House is at 43 St Giles, OX1 3LW. It has a red door and is a few houses away from the Eagle & Child pub and opposite the Lamb & Flag pub. We are about ten minutes’ walk from Oxford railway station, and reachable by bus via the Oxford Bus company or Stagecoach. We have very little parking in our car park at the back of the Meeting House – please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you need a space because of disability or to load/unload or for some other particular reason. Otherwise, Park and Ride is probably the best option.
If you get lost, please ring us on 01865 557373.
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