Dragon Hall Debates: Death
It happens every day, and all of us have been affected by it. But why is death and dying a taboo topic? Is there hope beyond the grief? UEA’s Dr Guy Peryer will argue for the necessity of improvements to palliative care, and Norwich Castle Museum’s Faye Kalloniatis will explore historical practices through the lens of Egyptology. Further speakers tbc.
Doors open for all events at 6.30 for a 7pm start.
Suitable for ages 16+.
Faye Kalloniatis is a research associate at Norwich Castle Museum. She works on the museum’s Ancient Egyptian material and has just published a catalogue on this collection. She is also an editor for the M.i.N. project (‘Museums in the Nile Delta’), which researches and publishes some of the lesser-known treasures on display in a number of small museums spread across the Nile Delta.
Dr Guy Peryer is a lecturer in UEA’s School of Health Sciences. An expert in end of life care, Guy is a lead member of the British Society of Gerontology Palliative Care research group. He is the UEA lead for the Norfolk and Waveney NHS Palliative and End of Life Care Collaborative, which has designed the strategic vision for palliative and end of life care across the county, and defined the goals for service transformation. From 2020 this will apply to over 10,000 people who are expected to die in Norfolk each year.
The free Dragon Hall Debates series, presented jointly by the University of East Anglia and the National Centre for Writing, tackles a range of topical scientific, cultural and political issues, drawing on the expertise of UEA academics as well as guest thinkers, writers and commentators. Come along and hear from the panel, then join the conversation and have your say. All are welcome.