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Registration information

Registrations are offered on the assumption that we will have a face2face meeting in November with some people attending remotely. If we ultimately are required to move to an online-only event there is a reduced registration fee and we will reimburse you the...
Queer Death Society zine

Queer Death Society zine

This mixed media creation is made up of creative and academic contributions from people around the world on the subjects of death, dying and mourning. Please visit the link below where you can view the zine and/or download a pdf. You can view or download...
In Conversation : Sophie Pierce

In Conversation : Sophie Pierce

Sophie Pierce is a writer and broadcaster who worked as a reporter and producer for the BBC for over twenty years. In 2017 her 20 year old son Felix died suddenly and unexpectedly. Her memoir The Green Hill: letters to a son explores how she responded to...
Mourning our pets

Mourning our pets

Our friend Yuli Somme from Bellacouche has sent this beautiful piece I remember years ago my daughter cradling her dead hamster, trying to comprehend the why and what of it all.  Five years after the death of my lovely Labracollie, Flo, I still miss the soft...
Join the BT Facebook Group

Join the BT Facebook Group

We have created a Facebook Group for Borrowed Time. If you want to join in on the conversation before (and after) the event, join the group. We’ll also be sending out invitations to everyone who has registered for Borrowed Time.
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Goodness and acceptance

Thanks to Caspar Henderson @casparhenderson for sharing these words from Iris Murdoch: “Goodness is connected with the acceptance of real death and real chance and real transience and only against the background of this acceptance, which is so psychologically...
Ear plugs…

Ear plugs…

There was once a tradition in Hookland of sextons and gravediggers wearing special ear plugs to prevent the dead whispering to them as they worked the churchyard. Few gravediggers today admit to keeping the practice, though those of Walmington are an exception....
Sophie Pierce in The Observer

Sophie Pierce in The Observer

Sophie Pierce is in conversation with art.earth’s Richard Povall on Friday April 9. She will be talking about her son Felix and the memoir she is publishing. Sophie talks about all this in this week’s Observer: It’s 9 March 2017. I am sitting in an ambulance, holding...
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