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Historical Event, Tue 18 Sep 2018


Deathscapes and Diversity: Planning for Death and

Deathscapes and Diversity: Planning for Death and


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 [].

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 [].

Coach parties acceptedDisabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsGift shopOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsAccepts groups

Event details

Dates Times
Tue 18 Sep 2018 14:45 to 16:15


£5, book in advance: ring 0113 3784079 or email

Events at this Venue

date event
Sat 20 Jan - Mon 31 Dec A Woman's Place?
Tue 17 - Sun 22 Jul Remembrance
Sat 21 Jul "The Princess & the Pea" Illustration workshop
Tue 24 - Sun 29 Jul Remembrance
Sat 28 Jul Making a Time Capsule
Tue 31 Jul - Sun 5 Aug Remembrance



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    0113 3784079


    Abbey Walk,
    Abbey Road,
    LS5 3EH



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    Map reference: SE 259363  Lat: 53.82237 Long: -1.60710

    By Car - from Leeds City Centre follow the A65 (Kirkstall Road) for approximately 2 ½ miles. Abbey House can be found on your right approximately ¼ mile after the Kirkstall Retail Park, opposite Kirkstall Abbey.

    Public Transport - Abbey House is located directly on a well serviced bus route.

    Buses: 33, 33a and 757 travel from the city centre to Kirkstall Road.

    Parking: free

    Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Headingley & Kirkstall Forge station


    • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
    • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
    • Education/study areaEducation/study area
    • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
    • Gift shopGift shop
    • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
    • Picnic sitePicnic site
    • Public toiletsPublic toilets
    • Accepts groupsAccepts groups