Let's talk about death - but why?

Why is death (still) a taboo subject? Let’s start talking about it, together. Join us for a thought-provoking and unique evening with Dr Katherine Sleeman, the first palliative care specialist to receive the prestigious NIHR Clinician Scientist Fellowship.

Dates Tuesday, November 12, 2019 - Download as vCalendar
Event Times: 18:00 to 21:00
Venue Arthur Rank Hospice Charity
Contact Name Carla Brown
Email carla.brown@arhc.org.uk
Contact Phone 01223 675894
Website Event website

Event details:

Featured on BBC2 Horizon Programme ‘We need to talk about Death’ earlier this year Dr Katherine Sleeman, who is a clinician and academic at the Cicely Saunders Institute King’s College London, will be sharing her insights, expertise and latest research on the importance of palliative care and what this means to society.

Her unmissable appearance in 'We need to talk about Death' highlighted the evidence for the benefits of providing palliative care earlier and more collaboratively.  Addressing an audience at the iconic Royal Albert Hall in 2014, Dr Katherine Sleeman explored what it means to have a good death and the individual and societal barriers to achieving this.  Check out her talk here.  

A lively 'In-conversation' session will follow the talk from Dr Katherine Sleeman.  Chaired by BBC Radio Cambridgeshire’s Ronnie Barbour, the panel of guests for the ‘in conversation’ session will include other professionals and individuals with an interest in palliative care.  

This evening is for anyone who has an interest in the subject matter, including the general public, medical and health professionals.  A certificate of attendance can also be provided after the event for those that would like one.

Event information:

Tuesday 12 November 2019

£15 per person (which includes entry and refreshments.)

18:00 Arrival reception with refreshments

18:30 Talk from Dr Katherine Sleeman

19:20 In conversation with Dr Katherine Sleeman + others

20:00 Food, drinks and collaborative conversation

21:00 Formal close

Tickets will be available at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/lets-talk-about-death-but-why-tickets-69709913227.

For more information go to arhc.org.uk or contact Carla Brown, Head of Engagement, on Carla.brown@arhc.org.uk or 01223 675894


Arthur Rank Hospice Charity supports people in Cambridgeshire living with an advanced serious illness or a life-limiting condition and those who need end-of-life care. Our ‘Outstanding’ services are provided free of charge to patients and their families.

It will cost £8.56 million 2020/2021 to run our services. We have currently secured £4.29 million from the NHS, meaning that £4.27 million needs to be raised through donations, fundraising activities and trading. We are extremely grateful to our local community for the continual dedication, commitment and generosity they show in supporting us to meet this target.

For further information, please visit arhc.org.uk