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Talk Hay Festival - David Jarrett - 33 Meditations on Death: Notes from the Wrong End of Medicine

Hay Festival - David Jarrett -  33 Meditations on Death: Notes from the Wrong End of Medicine

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Key facts

Genre: Event with live subtitles

Synopsis

What is a good death? How would you choose to live your last few months? How do we best care for the rising tide of very elderly?

In a series of reflections on death in all its forms: the science of it, the medicine, the tragedy and the comedy. Dr David Jarrett draws on family stories and case histories from his thirty years of treating the old, demented and frail to try to find his own understanding of the end. And he writes about all the conversations that we, our parents, our children, the medical community, our government and society as a whole should be having.

Profound, provocative, strangely funny and astonishingly compelling, it is an impassioned plea that we start talking frankly and openly about death. And it is a call to arms for us to make radical changes to our perspective on ‘the seventh age of man’.

Event details

Thu 28 May 2020, 11:30am

Live subtitles (remote) by Stagetext

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Venue details

Hay-on-Wye Festival
Dairy Meadows
Brecon Road
Hay on Wye
Wales
HR3 5PJ
The Arts Council
The Arts Council
The Arts Council