october, 2021

31octAll Day02novBorrowed Time symposiuman international symposium at Dartington Hall (SW England)(All Day) Dartington Hall


October 31 (Sunday) - November 2 (Tuesday)

Event Details

This is the primary gathering for Borrowed Time.

We very much hope that this will be a face2face event at our usual venue, Dartington Hall in South Devon, England. But we’re all too keenly aware there will be things that mitigate against that possibility. At best we believe we may be able to host a socially-distanced event with limited numbers but with plenty of guests and presenters joining us virtually from across the world. We’re planning on a host of workshop offers, many of which will be clustered around these dates, some (or even many) of which will take place virtually. We’re planning on the basis not of what we may or may not be allowed to do by our populist government, but what we should be doing to protect all involved.

Further details and registration information (registration is now open).



Speakers for this event

  • Albert Banerjee

    Albert Banerjee

    I'm currently the NBHRF Research Chair in Community Health and Aging and Assistant Professor of Gerontology at St. Thomas University in Canada. My research has sought to challenge the social imaginary of mastery that orients conventional approaches to health. With the aim of contributing to a more compassionate, equitable and sustainable society, my current research explores alternatives. I am study, on the one hand, the logic of care and its application to nursing homes and, on the other hand, contemplative philosophies and the unique relationships they enable to living and dying. I’m particularly interested in the intersections between critical health and environmentalism, as they share common struggles to find ways of living well within limits.

  • Bayo Akomolafe

    Bayo Akomolafe

    Bayo is visiting professor at Middlebury College, Vermont, and has taught in universities around the world (including Sonoma State University California, Simon Frasier University Vancouver, Schumacher College Devon, Harvard University, and Covenant University Nigeria – among others). He is a consultant with UNESCO. Bayo has authored two books, ‘We Will Tell Our Own Story!’ and ‘These Wilds Beyond our Fences: Letters to My Daughter on Humanity’s Search for Home’, and has penned forewords for many others.

    URL www.bayoakomolafe.net

  • Beatrice Allegranti

    Beatrice Allegranti

    Beatrice Allegranti Dance Theatre

    Beatrice Allegranti PhD, UKCP reg. dance movement psychotherapist and choreographer has over twenty-five years of interdisciplinary experience including internationally touring dance theatre and film work (Norway, Finland, The Netherlands, Japan, U.S.A, France), as well as psychotherapy work in NHS adult mental health and dementia services, private practice and international consultation (Arts for Peace with the Irish Ministry of Culture, Wellcome Collection arts and science hub, Dutch Ministry of Education, Japanese Ministry of Culture). In her academic role, Beatrice is Reader in the Department of Dance at the University of Roehampton, teaches across the departments of Dance and Psychology and, regularly publishes articles, book chapters and books and gives international keynotes. As artistic director of Beatrice Allegranti Dance Theatre Beatrice produces international and politically progressive work across several mediums: performance, participation and publications. The company work tackles burgeoning and interrelated social and environmental issues of loss, health, migration and ‘othering’ - through ethical and progressive dance practice. Awarded Arts Council England public funding, the company works in collaboration with six professional dancers and actors, a composer, musician and fifteen project partners across the arts, health and science sectors. Since 2016, the London-based company established monthly- bespoke Moving Kinship Hubs at Alexandra Palace and Merton Arts Space for people living with rare young onset dementia and their family carers. Directly inspired by this work, the company created the dance theatre production I’ve Lost You Only To Discover That I Have Gone Missing. The production is currently touring the UK and internationally.

    Beatrice Allegranti Dance Theatre

  • Caroline Hickman

    Caroline Hickman

    University of Bath

    Caroline Hickman is a psychotherapist who teaches at the University of Bath and is a member of the Climate Psychology Alliance (CPA) for whom she is creating a series of podcasts on Climate Psychology & Eco-Anxiety/Grief – ‘Climate Crisis Conversations – Catastrophe or Transformation’. She is currently researching children & young people’s feelings including eco-anxiety/grief about the climate and biodiversity crisis using a psychosocial free association methodology to uncover and explore different stories, narratives and images around our defences against the ‘difficult truth’ of the climate and bio-diversity crisis, and explore hidden and ‘less conscious’ feelings. She is passionate about getting ‘under the surface’ metaphorically and literally.

    University of Bath

  • Dr Rachel Clarke

    Dr Rachel Clarke

    Author, NHS Doctor

    Dr. Rachel Clarke has achieved international acclaim not just for her outspoken and fearless advocacy for her fellow NHS Junior Doctors during their national strike in 2016, but for her subsequent publications Dear Life, a doctor’s story of love and loss (2017), Your Life in my Hands: a Junior Doctor’s Story (2020) any most recently Breathtaking: inside the NHS in a Time of Pandemic (2021). The Sunday Times says that Rachel ‘writes with a tender, lyrical beauty; The Guardian in a similar vein describes her words as ‘brimful of love, grace and kindness’.

    URL http://doctoroxford.com

    Author, NHS Doctor

  • Francis Gene-Rowe & Erica Masserano

    Francis Gene-Rowe & Erica Masserano

    Passing Latitudes: What kinds of maps might be needed to navigate the end of a life? What does time feel like when we’re dying, caring, hoping or grieving? What pasts and futures are made unavailable to us by contingency, and how do we make them available again? Passing Latitudes is a board game which attempts to model experiences and affects around death and dying through the association and disassociation of events, feelings and interruptions. Through player collaboration, the game becomes a space in which states that may be difficult to access or process can be discovered, witnessed and held. The game’s aesthetics are rooted in star and constellation motifs, as well as the metaphor of illness as shipwreck (c.f. A. W. Frank, The Wounded Storyteller: Body, Illness, and Ethics, 1995). At the start of a game of Passing Latitudes, players select from a list of positions representing people and roles in an end of life scenario (Dying, Caring, Loving, Knowing, etc.). Together, they play through three phases (Dusk, Dawn and Night), each taking place on a different board. Players take it in turns to play cards drawn from two decks, an Events deck and a Connections deck, in so doing creating a matrix of interrelations, caesuras and endings. The game changes pace to allow for a variety of experiences of time, with play proceeding in a non-linear fashion, such that connections and interruptions emerge both ‘horizontally’ within a single board and ‘vertically’ between different boards.

  • Gwen Stevenson

    Gwen Stevenson

    Gwen Stevenson is a socially engaged artist/engineer working across the disciplines of art, technology and behavioural science to create highly sensory installations, environments and experiences that promote wellness and healing and that contribute towards positive change for a fairer and more sustainable world. Many agencies across Northern Ireland have commissioned her work with communities, organisations and individuals on difficult issues of a social, political, or environmental nature including the Public Health Agency, Arts Care NI, Health & Social Care Trusts, Local Government, Women’s Aid, Youth Action NI and Community Arts Partnership Gwen has exhibited internationally in solo and group exhibitions in South America, Russia and Ireland. In 2006, she was joint overall winner of the Claremorris Open Exhibition and was awarded the Embassy of Ireland, Argentina, Estudio Abierto Award. In 2003, she was awarded the Higher Education and Training Awards National Prize for the Most Outstanding Student

  • Ieva Stončikaitė

    Ieva Stončikaitė

    Ieva Stončikaitė is an early career researcher. Her PhD (2017) focuses on the intersection of ageing, sexuality, body politics, and the literary creation in the works of Erica Jong. She has co-taught as assistant lecturer at the Department of English and Linguistics at the U of Lleida (Spain), and has presented her research in national and international conferences. Ieva has published articles in journals such as Societies, Life Writing, and Educational Gerontology, and in book collections of articles. Her current research interests include cultural gerontology, leisure tourism, and artistic expressions and ageing. Ieva is also founder of NGO InterAGE that deals with social inclusion, intergenerational dialogue, and international youth mobility.

  • Kali Carrigan

    Kali Carrigan


    I am a PhD candidate at the Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research (AISSR) at the University of Amsterdam, affiliated with the program group Political Sociology. My doctoral project concerns the discourse of choice in end-of-life care in Europe, particularly the phenomenon of suicide tourism to Switzerland as a new kind of "chosen death". I am also a member of the OPEN Foundation, an independent not-for-profit NGO, based in the Netherlands, whose focus is to stimulate academic research into therapeutic applications of psychedelics, the MIND Foundation based in Berlin, and the Rotterdam Psychedelic Science Collective. It is my aim to merge my academic research on the experience of death and dying in the 'West' with the potential of psychedelic-assisted therapy to address the existential concerns of dying today.

    URL https://aissr.uva.nl/profile/c/a/k.carriganchavez/k.carrigan- chavez.html?origin=z4MFHDBAQwe20yC1es3Ppg


  • Margaret Doherty

    Margaret Doherty

    Margaret Doherty is the Director of Centre for the Art of Dying Well - St Mary’s University. She has a background in communications at a senior level and was the former press secretary to Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor. Margaret is also a trustee of St Joseph’s Hospice in Hackney and a governor at St Joseph’s independent preparatory school, Gravesend. Margaret is also a trustee of St Joseph’s Hospice in Hackney and a governor at St Joseph’s independent preparatory school, Gravesend.

    URL http://www.artofdyingwell.org

  • Sophie Pierce

    Sophie Pierce




    • Day 1
    • Day 2
    • 01/11/2021
    • 15.00 Borrowed Time main symposium15.00 - 16.00Borrowed Time main symposium event.

    • 09.30 End-of-life09.30 - 11.00Presentation with a focus on end of life care.Speakers: Ieva Stončikaitė, Kali Carrigan

    • 01/11/2021
    • 09.30 Healthcare09.30 - 11.00presentation with a focus on healthcareSpeakers: Albert Banerjee, Gwen Stevenson, Margaret Doherty

    • 09.30 Rites & Ritual09.30 - 11.00presentation with a focus on rites and ritual