Dr Wester of CEDAR CIC meets up with her mentor, Professor Tony Walter of the University of Bath at the recent conference on ‘Death and Its Futures’. Professor Walter runs the Centre for Death & Society at Bath University and is the first Professor of Death Studies in the UK and Europe. Professor Walter is known for his research on funerals, afterlife beliefs, personal bereavement and public mourning, human remains in museums, new discourses of spirituality, death in the news media and in online social media. You can read more about his work at http://www.bath.ac.uk/sps/staff/tony-walter/

Professor Walter was very impressed with the CEDAR Life Lessons project and attended the presentation by Dr Wester and Kathryn Walker. Professor Walter and Dr Wester have known each other for almost 20 years and enjoyed a brief visit at this international conference. Representatives from as far afield as China, Canada, USA, Australia, New Zealand and across Europe shared their expertise and presented their findings on research in the areas of death, dying and disposal. The research presented by CEDAR CIC’s work with young people was sponsored by HEALTHWATCH Shropshire.