On death: What will you make of me? | University of Oxford

On death: What will you make of me?

Series
On Death
Speaker
Dr Jim Harris
Event date
Event time
7:30 - 9:00
Venue
The University Church of St Mary the Virgin
Vaults and Garden Cafe
Radcliffe Square
Oxford
OX1 4BJ
Event type
Lectures and seminars
Event cost
Free
Disabled access?
Yes
Booking required
Not required

Gravestones, tombs and memorial sculptures have always been an important part of remembering the dead. But why do we need these objects or places? And should we be involved in their planning before our death? Dr Jim Harris will discuss the various material ways people have been remembered throughout history. He will also explore new trends in death ritual, such as roadside altars and ‘white bikes,’ forming our visual landscape today.