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Leeds Welcome | Deathscapes and Diversity: Planning for Death and Remembrance in Multicultural England and Wales

Deathscapes and Diversity: Planning for Death and Remembrance in Multicultural England and Wales

In this talk Dr Katie McClymont (University of the West of England) will discuss death and burial practices within migrant communities in Britain.  _Practices around death and remembrance in the UK have changed rapidly over the decades, in part influenced by changing and developing patterns of migration and settlement by people with ancestral links outside of England and Wales.  This presentation will discuss the findings from an 18 month intensive research project which has investigated the needs and desires of people from migrant and minority ethnic backgrounds around death, bodily disposal and remembrance. It focuses on experiences from four medium sized towns to explore the everyday challenges and aspirations faced by diverse communities in different settings, and how governing authorities’ action and inaction have impacted how effectively services are provided._ Katie McClymont is  a Senior Lecturer in Urban Planning at the University of the West of England, and you can find out more about her research here [http://people.uwe.ac.uk/Pages/person.aspx?accountname=campuske-mcclymont]. This talk is part of a programme of events linked to Abbey House Museum’s exhibition Remembrance. How have we chosen to remember those close to us in the past? How important are objects, places and actions in helping us tell personal stories today about those we have lost? This new display, co-curated with Abbey House Museum and the University of Leeds, reflects on how commemoration has changed since the Victorian era and features contributions from people in contemporary Leeds.  Find out more about the exhibition here [https://livingwithdying.leeds.ac.uk/remembrance-exhibition/].

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