The Cremation Society of Great Britain

Annual Cremation Conference 2003

The Majestic Hotel, Harrogate, North Yokshire

Wednesday 9th, Thursday 10th and Friday 11th July 2003

Wednesday 9th July 2003

14.15 hrs Opening of Conference and Presidential Address, the Rt. Hon. the Earl Grey

14.30 hrs Issues about Music at Crematoria, Revd Dr Kenneth Lysons MA., M.Ed., Ph.D., Dipl.P.A., Ac.Dip.Ed., D.M.S., F.C.I.S.

15.10 hrs Reclamation and Dispoaal of Implants - Ethical and Practical Considerations, Mr Leif Arffmann, Denmark and Mr Fok de Wit, The Netherlands

"Break-Out" session


19.00 Welcome Evening and Viewing of Exhibition

Thursday 10th July 2003

9.30 hrs The Domestic and International Approach to Controlling Crematoria, Mr Richard Moxon, B.Sc.(London), Chairman of OSPARís Hazardous Substances Committee and Mr Mike Etkind, B.A.(Oxon), M.A., Air Quality Division, Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs


10.30 hrs Coffee

10.45 hrs 'Sacred and Proganne' The Architecture of British Crematoria 1980 to the Present Day, Dr Hilary J Grainger, BA(Hons), Ph.D., FRSA. Associate Dean and Head of Historical and Professional Studies, Staffordshire University


11.30 hrs Dealing with Disaster, Dr Anne Eyre BA, Ph.D, MIEM, Trauma Training


12.45 hrs Delegates' Lunch

14.30 hrs The International Cremation Federation - The Future, by Henry Keizer, Secretary-General, The International Cremation Federation


14.50 hrs Cremation and Cultural Change, Professor Douglas J Davies, BA, MLitt., Ph.D., Hon. Dr. Theol., Professor in the Study of Religion, University of Durham


15.30 hrs The Feasibility of Urban Cremtora in Italy, Dr Anna Santarsiero, M.Sc. Chemical Engineering, Senior Scientist, Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Rome


16.15 hrs Coffee

Friday 11th July 2003

9.30 hrs The Demise of the Funeral Ombudsman Scheme - The Aftermath, Professor Geoffrey Woodroffe, MA(Cantab), Director of the Centre for Consumer and Commercial Law at Brunel University


10.15 hrs The European Funeral Standard, Mr Adrian Haler, F.B.I.E., Chairman, Funeral Services Technical Committee (facilitated by British Standards Institute)


10.45 hrs Coffee

11.00 hrs Opening Geoffrey Gorer's Door: A Personal Overview of Funerals 1983-2003, Dr Maura J A Naylor BSc(Hons), Ph.D

11.30 hrs Funeral Rights - Who Has the Final Say?, Claire Rainer and Lorinda Sheasby, B.A.(Hons), Dip. M., MCIM, Funeralcare (part of the Co-operative group)


Break for lunch

14.30 hrs Medical Referees - The Way Forward, Dr W D S McLay, OBE, M.B., Ch.B, LL.B, F.R.C.S., President, The Association of Medical Referees


15.00 hrs Presidents' Panel

Geoffrey Woodroffe, Moderator
Justin Burgess, President, Society of Allied and Independant Funeral Directors
Kate Day, President, Confederaton of Burial Authorities
Gordon Dixon, President, Federation of Cremation Authorities
Kenneth Gilmore, President, British Institute of Funeral Directors
Adam Miles, President, National Association of Funeral Directors

Closing of Conference

19.30 hrs Conference Banquet

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