How have death rituals changed from pre-history to the 21st century? This interdisciplinary day, run jointly with Birkbeck (The University of London), discusses grave goods, tomb and death imagery as well as attitudes to dting and the after-life over the whole range of British history. Speakers come from a wide range of backgrounds and include the eminent novelist and commentator Jenny Diski, Nigel Llewellyn, author of 'The Art of Death' and 'Funeral Monuments in Pre-Reformation England', Kate Berridge, author of 'Vigor Mortis'. Speakers from The British Museum include Ralph Jackson, Angela Evans and Sam Moorhead.
Tickets £23, concessions £13. To book please send a cheque (made payable to The British Museum Great Court Ltd) marked 'Death in Britain' along with your name and address to The British Museum Box Office.
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