How the First World War changed the way we mourn
The First World War was one of the most significant conflicts of the 20th century. Between 1914 and 1918, more than nine million men were killed on the battlefield, many of whom were buried in makeshift graves near where they had fallen. For the families of victims who never returned home, the traditional rituals of bereavement were disrupted forever.
Funerals in films
Finding it difficult to start a conversation with your loved ones about what you want for your funeral? Here are six very different films, each with a powerful funeral scene that will give you the chance to talk about how you would like your final scene to be played out.
Changing the tune at UK funerals
The traditional sombre service – sorrowful mourners shrouded in black listening to weighty readings - is becoming less and less common. And as social conventions surrounding funerals relax, one of the biggest changes has been the range of music now heard at services.
Dying Matters Awareness Week: What Can You Do?
The Dying Matters Awareness Week focus in 2017 is ‘What Can You Do?’ with the aim of encouraging people to get more proactive in planning for their own death and offering support to friends, family and those in the community experiencing bereavement.