Dying for Life was dead good

A very quick post (as I'm still exhausted) to say how brilliant the Dying for Life Event was. Over 150 people came to chat about dying, meet the skeletons and look at the pretty pictures. Some even bought the book (a few spares are still available, and cheaper from me than Blurb - contact me!). It was so lovely to talk to people with such different backgrounds and such different views, all learning from each other new ways to talk about and handle death. I had long discussions with a GP in palliative care, a retired chaplain, an archaeologist, someone with a long term health problem and a German journalist! Our last visitor of the day was probably the youngest and most hands on. She couldn't

When I'm dead, I want to go out and meet new people

Through some fantastic luck, a chance meeting a few years ago sparked my interest in skeletons and came together as a superb visit to an osteoarchaeology collection. And this happened on my birthday. How brilliant is that? Victorian casts of female (top) and male (bottom) skulls, showing strong sexual identifying features This osteoarchaeology collection (see portfolio here) is usually kept behind locked doors and used for teaching the students at Cambridge University. Not only did I get the chance to spend some one-on-one time with them for photography. But also, they are coming out for a public appearance at the Dying for Life event on Saturday 13th May. This is a once-in-a-lifetime free e