Diversity-Ready Cemeteries and Crematoria in England and Wales

Briefing Report Launch Event and Exhibition

The Meadow Suite, University of Reading
Wednesday 13thJune, 11am – 4pm

In light of increasing ethnic and religious diversity, there is a need for diversity-ready cemeteries, crematoria and remembrance sites in the UK. The AHRC-ESRC Deathscapes & Diversity research projecthas investigated the politics and practices of migrant and minority cemetery and crematoria provision in four case towns in England and Wales, working with local providers and communities. The project is supported by the Royal Town Planning Institute and the Institute for Cemetery and Crematorium Management, and aims to catalyse a more inclusive policy and research agenda across the sector.

A briefing report for local and national government and other service providers will be launched at the University of Reading on June 13, outlining challenges, opportunities and examples of good practice for cemetery and crematoria spaces and practices in multicultural England and Wales. During the day, the report will be presented to and workshopped with a variety of stakeholders, including diverse user groups, academics, local authority planners and bereavement services. In addition, there will be a photographic exhibition portraying culturally diverse cemetery and crematorium practices, and the experiences of project participants.

The program for June 13 can be downloaded here: Program

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