News and Resources

News items are generally single articles or blog posts. Resources are more in-depth, less time-sensitive places to explore themes and ideas. If you have items to add to our list, please contact us.


"There's only one group of people who really know what happens when you die: the dead. And since the dead won't be revealing their secrets anytime soon, it's up to scientists to explain what happens when a person dies."

"Eighteen Americans will die today while waiting for a kidney. For many of them, that didn’t need to be the case."

"To Aubrey de Grey, the body is a machine. Just as a restored classic car can celebrate its hundredth birthday in peak condition, in the future, we’ll maintain our bodies’ cellular components to stave off the diseases of old age and live longer, healthier lives."

Former palliative care nurse Naomi Wood said the Death Cafe event in Thirsk, North Yorkshire, would create an informal environment for the community - rather than a medical or religious setting - to come together and reclaim the subject of mortality.


A group of funeral industry professionals, academics, and artists exploring ways to prepare a death phobic culture for their inevitable mortality.

"There is one thing I can be sure of: I am going to die. But what am I to make of that fact? This course will examine a number of issues that arise once we begin to reflect on our mortality."

To the Best of Our Knowledge has a five part series dedicated to death, dying, mortality and end of life care. Each show features a series of interviews.