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Good Funeral Guild presents... Living for the Dead/ Remains to be Seen

  • Sutton House Homerton High Street London, England, E9 United Kingdom (map)


Join the Good Funeral Guild at Sutton House during Life. Death. Whatever. for Funeral Tuesdays.

On Tuesday 25th October we'll be hearing from Anatomical Pathology Technician Lara-Rose Iredale (she works in a mortuary!)  and the Technical Curator of Barts Pathology Museum Carla Valentine followed by a Q&A.

7.30 - Lara-Rose Iredale - 'Living for the Dead'
Lara will be tackling the most frequently asked questions she's asked as an APT working in a mortuary in a busy central London hospital.  She'll also share the lessons she's learned about the living from the dead.

8.30 - Carla Valentine - 'Remains to be Seen'
Carla is a Senior Anatomical Pathology Technologist and through the course of her 8 year full-time career she carried out autopsies on Coronial, hospital and forensic cases. This work also included CBRN (Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear) and other ‘high risk’ post-mortems such as SARS, Swine Flu and CJD. In her spare time she studied Forensic Anthropology which led her to excavate plague graves in Venice and WWI graves in Belgium, as well as medieval burials in Chester. She is now the Technical Curator of Barts Pathology Museum, restoring the 5000 anatomical specimens to their former glory and teasing stories from the dead in a different way. She is also researching our relationship with human remains and studying for an MA in Museum Cultures with a focus on Exhibiting the Body. Her book, Past Mortems, is due out March 2017 and is available for pre-order on Amazon.

Deliciously deathly cocktails will be available from The Waiting Room.  

About the Good Funeral Guild
The Good Funeral Guild is brought to you by the Good Funeral Guide - your trusted, independent, not-for-profit information resource for funeral advice.  The Guild is made up of people from the funeral service and many other disciplines, who believe that funerals can be done differently.

We know that you’re out there; we know that there are many of you. We get e-mails and phone calls daily from people like you who want funerals to be different.  Better.  More effective at what they are supposed to be for.

Some of you are working in the existing funeral industry. Some of you have created new businesses and are trying a different way of undertaking. Some of you are celebrants or ministers. Some of you are on the sidelines in other roles that funerals brush up against. Some of you are just interested in the whole fascinating world of death. We think that there should be a way of getting all of you together, with all your different viewpoints and voices, a way of uniting the myriad of individuals in one association with a common goal – to improve funerals for everyone.

The mission of the Good Funeral Guild is not to reflect change in funerary practices but to be the change.

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