Thanks to everyone who participated in the ‘Diversity-ready cemeteries and crematoria’ Launch event and exhibition, at the University of Reading, 13th of June 2018. At the event, we launched the briefing report on our research project: “Diversity-ready cemeteries and crematoria in England and Wales” (University of Reading, 2018). The program of the day can be found here.

We are especially grateful to Neelam Agarwal, Ahmed Alsisi, Daniel Slade (RTPI) and Martin Birch (ICCM) for their feedback and responses to our briefing report, for highlighting the importance to improve cemetery and crematorium provision in view of our multicultural society, and for emphasising the need to include this in local authority planning and bereavement services. Also, we woud like to thank all participants for contributing to the round-table discussion. Your valued suggestions and comments will be used to revise the briefing report and to write the short policy note, which will be published by the end of June, 2018.

During the event, we also hosted an exhibition on our project results portraying challenges and examples of good practice. If you have missed the Launch event or would like to hear more about the project and view the exhibition, please join us at one of the local events this June and July:

Swindon
25 June, 9 am – 7 pm
26 June, 10 am – 3 pm
Venue: Broadgreen community centre

Northampton
4 July, 5.00 pm – 9.00 pm
5 July, 1.00 pm – 6.45 pm
Venue: Weston Favell Parish Hall (community centre)

Newport
11 July, 5 pm – 9 pm
12 July, 10 am – 3 pm
Venue: Eton Rd. Community centre

Huddersfield
20 July, 11 am – 4 pm
21 July, 11 am – 4 pm
Venue: Huddersfield art gallery

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