Kenneth Kirkwood Memorial Lecture Day: Last Rites | University of Oxford

Kenneth Kirkwood Memorial Lecture Day: Last Rites

Dr Felix Padel, Professor Douglas Davies, Professor Malcolm McLeod, Shahin Bekhradnia
Event date
Event time
10:00 - 16:30
Pitt Rivers Museum
South Parks Road
Venue details

Entry via the Oxford University Museum of Natural History

Event type
Gallery tours / talks
Event cost
Friends & students £25/non-Friends £35 (includes buffet lunch)
Disabled access?
Booking required

This year's Kenneth Kirkwood Memorial Lecture Day focuses on the always fascinating subject of death and last rites in different cultures. The day will consist of four very varied talks from a panel of eminent speakers, and will include a buffet lunch.

The talks are:

'The Funeral Pyre: the Archetypal Death Rite from Ancient Greece to India Today', Dr Felix Padel, School of Social and Cultural Anthropology, University of Oxford

'Funeral Options: From Celebration to Ash Delivery', Professor Douglas Davies, Director of The Centre for Death and Life Studies at Durham University

'Accra Coffins: Artefact, Art or Expensive Tourist Tat?', Professor Malcolm McLeod, Professor of African Studies at Glasgow University and former Keeper of Ethnography at the British Museum

'Of Vultures, Dogs & Fire: A Zoroastrian End', Shahin Bekhradnia, Religious Affairs Spokesperson for the World Zoroastrian Organisation

Friends and students £25/non-Friends £35 (includes buffet lunch).

Tickets available from the Pitt Rivers Museum shop or by mail.

Enquiries: Shahin Bekhradnia

All the profits from this event will be added to the Kenneth Kirkwood Memorial Fund. The primary purpose of this fund is to support staff of the Pitt Rivers Museum to undertake travel associated with their work.