HTA public Authority meeting: Thursday 9 May
We host a public Authority meeting each year as part of our commitment to honesty, openness and transparency. This is an opportunity for members of the public to observe how the HTA Board (Authority Members) and and senior management team discuss business. More information can be found here
Service of thanksgiving: Friday 10 May
The London Anatomy Office organises a service of thanksgiving each year to commemorate body donors from the previous calendar year. The names and photographs of the commemorated donors are displayed throughout the service, and staff and students from the medical schools served by the London Anatomy Office will also be in attendance. This year, it will be held on Friday 10 May from 11am at St George’s Cathedral
The Departure Lounge: Friday 10 May - Friday 7 June
The Departure Lounge
has been developed by the Academy of Medical Sciences as a way of encouraging people to talk about death and dying, and to ensure that medical policy develops in line with people's views. This will be an installation, modelled as an airport departure lounge in Lewisham shopping centre.
Visitors will be able to share their thoughts and talk to a diverse mix of researchers and professionals with experience of death and dying.
Dying Matters awareness week: Monday 13 May - Sunday 19 May
The theme for this year's Dying Matters Awareness week
will centre on the question: Are We Ready?
There are also different sub-themes for each day to generate more specific conversations; such as on funeral costs, memorialisation and grieving for a pet.
The Departure Lounge - Dead Beats: Thursday 16 May
Dead Beats is an event organised as part of the Departure Lounge, which will focus on the type of music you would like to be played at your funeral. Join Steve Cross
and a lineup of other comedians and experts on death, as they make their case for the playlist they want to send them on their way. Find out more about this event here
Pint of Science: Monday 20 May - Wednesday 22 May
Pint of science is a worldwide science festival which brings researchers to your local pub to present their scientific discoveries. From stem cells in the human nervous system to underwater cardiology in sharks - there is plenty to get involved in. See what's on offer!