Event details

Continuing Bonds - a creative workshop

The Continuing Bonds session will use archaeological artifacts and creative activities to explore thoughts and ideas about life and death in a comfortable and non-confrontational way. Participants will explore a range of images of the dead, and different funereal practices across time and space as a way of opening up discussions about memorialisation and the importance of maintaining continuing bonds with a loved one when they die.
The creative activities :

Paint a Death Mask
Design a coffin
Making Grave Goods

Continuing Bonds

Date & Time:  Saturday 4th November 2023

Location of Event:  Friends' Meeting House, Oxford

Charge:  FREE but please book your place as spaces are limited to 10

Wheelchair Accessible:  Yes

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Prof Karina Croucher

I have been at the University of Bradford since 2012 and enjoy teaching and researching in such a world-leading department. I am interested in inter-disciplinary approaches to understanding the past, and the role of the past today, as evidenced in my recent Arts and Humanities Research Council Project, ‘Continuing Bonds: exploring the meaning and legacy of death through past and contemporary practice’, which unites Archaeology with End of Life Care, and the Dying to Talk Project  which co-produced a resource encouraging young people to discuss death and dying.


Dr Jane Booth

Jane's research interests are in co-production, community-based research and developing community-facing learning in the social sciences. She is part of a collaborative project with Professor Karina Croucher at University of Bradford called “Dying 2 Talk”: working co-productively with young people and voluntary organizations to co-design resources to prompt conversations about death and dying. She is a member of the Research Staff for the University's Institute for Community Research and Development (ICRD) where she has supported research projects and evaluations for local not-for-profit organisations.