The Cremation Society of Great Britain

Annual Cremation Conference 1999

The Imperial Hotel, Torquay

Tuesday 6th, Wednesday 7th and Thursday 8th July 1999

Tuesday, 6th July

10.30 Presidential Address, The Rt Hon. The Earl Grey

11.00 Encyclopaedia of Cremation and Cremation Archives, Professor Douglas J. Davies, University of Durham

11.30 Children in Bereavement, Ann Couldrick, Manager of Sir Michael Sobell House Hospice, Oxford

14.30 A Review of the Death Registration Service, Ceinwed Lloyd, Head, Births and Deaths Branch, Office of National Statistics

15.30 The Implications of Events Surrounding the Death and Funeral of Diana, Princess of Wales, The Revd. Canon Dr. Keith Denision, St Woolos Cathedral, Newport

18.15 Civic Cocktail Reception

19.00 Exhibitor's Hour

Wednesday, 7th July

09.30 The Environment, Dr Clive Chamberlain, President, Technical Affairs, Evans Tabo Universal

10.30 Ashes as a Focus for Memorialisation, Leonie Kellaher, University of North London

11.15 Cremation Developments in Japan, Shoji Eguchi, President, Taiyo Chikuro Industries, Fukuoka, Japan

14.30 The Home Office - Current Cremation Issues, Robert Clifford, Head, Coroners' Section, Home Office

15.30 Crematorium Architecture

"Distressingly Banal": The Architecture of Early British Crematoria, Dr Hilary Grainger, University of Staffordshire

The New West Dublin Crematorium, George McCullough, General Manager, Glasnevin Cemeteries Group

Thursday, 8th July

09.45 Conference Debate: "This House believes that DIY Funerals are an irresistible trend in the 21st Century"

Proposer: John Bradfield, Author of "Green Burial - The DIY Guide to Law and Practice"

Opposer: Alastair Huteson, President, National Association of Funeral Directors

11.45 and 12.00 Workshops

Funerals and the Internet, Stephen White, Member of Council of Cremation Society

"Best Value", Ian Hussein, Director, City of London Cemetery and Crematorium

14.30 Film: Children in Bereavement

15.00 Presidents Panel,

Harvey Thomas, Member of Council of Cremation Society, Moderator
Robert Pargetter, President, The British Institute of Embalmers
Norman Alderson, President, British Institute of Funeral Directors
Sandy MacDonald, President, Funeral Standards Council
Charles Howlett, President, Institute of Burial & Cremation Administration
Gary Neill MBIE, President, National Society of Allied & Independent Funeral Directors
Alastair Huteson, President, National Association of Funeral Directors

15.45 Close of Conference

19.30 Conference Banquet

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