Thanks to everyone who participated in the ‘Diversity-ready cemeteries and crematoria’ Launch event and exhibition at the University of Reading, 13 June 2018, and to everyone who joined us for the local events in Swindon, Newport, Northampton and Huddersfield in July 2018. 

At the event in Reading, we launched the briefing report on our research project: “Diversity-ready cemeteries and crematoria in England and Wales” (University of Reading, 2018). We are especially grateful to Neelam Agarwal-Singh (IHWO), Ahmed Alsisi (Whiterose Funerals), 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 have been used to revise the report and to write the short briefing note, which can be found here.

 

Launch Research Project

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