Funerals Study Day

In Category

  • Coffin and coffin furniture on the first floor of the building.

15th June 2018 – 10am til 5pm

A day of fascinating talks looking at how funerals from the 19th century to the present day, with speakers from a range of backgrounds including academics and industry professionals.

10.00 Registration and refreshments
10.30 Welcome address
The Coffin Works Story: Newman Brothers and the decline of a company
Sarah Hayes
Morning session Death in the 19th Century
11.00 Victorian Funeral Customs
Helen Frisby
11.30 Burial disputes in the mid-nineteenth century

Molly Conisbee

12.00 Staging the Frankfurt Dead House: Wilkie Collins and the reanimated body

Caroline Radcliffe

12.30 Public Celebration and Private Grief in the Garden Cemetery
Josie Wall
13.00 Lunch
with 15 minute taster tour of the museum
Afternoon session Death in the 21st Century
14.00 Sensitive Disposal of Foetal Remains – 20 years On
Angela Dunn
14.30 The Gift of Time
Central England Co-op
15.00 Great way to go workshop
Su Chard
17.00 End of day
17.30 Drinks TBC

Full programme with abstracts is available to download here.

Tickets are available now.
Price includes refreshments on arrival, lunch and taster tour of the museum.
£40 full price
£30 student price
To book please complete a booking form.
Please contact or call 0121 233 4785 for more information.

One Response to Funerals Study Day

  1. An unusual and interesting event that held our attention all day. The programme was well put together and flowed seamlessly.
    It was an informative course where we have gained knowledge that we will reflect upon. .
    We thank you for the warm welcome plus refreshments and lunch .

    The Friends of Key Hill Cemetery & Warstone Lane Cemetery.

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