Useful links/books & other blogs

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London Month of the Dead. A series of guided tours, talks and other events run every year, in October, by the wonderful folk at A Curious Invitation:

Barts Pathology Museum, London:
Official website:
Events page:
Facebook page:

The Order of the Good Death. An organisation founded by Caitlin Doughty, US mortician, and writer, to educate about the practice of death and encourage others to face their mortality fears:

Death Salon. Bringing together intellectuals and independent thinkers to engage in the exploration of our shared mortality:

To find out more about The Magnificent Seven Cemeteries in London please click any of the links below to be taken to the official/friends websites:
Highgate Cemetery:
Brompton Cemetery:
Nunhead Cemetery:
Tower Hamlets:
Kensal Green:
Abney Park:
West Norwood:

National Federation of Cemetery Friends. A society set up to represent the various groups and volunteers interested in conserving cemeteries both great and small in the UK.


‘Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers’ by Mary Roach, 2004

‘Smoke Gets In Your Eyes and Other Lessons from the Crematorium’ by Caitlin Doughty, 2015

‘From Here to Eternity: Travelling the World to Find the Good Death’ by Caitlin Doughty, 2018

‘Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs?: Big Questions from Tiny Mortals About Death’ by Caitlin Doughty, 2019

‘Stories in Stone Paris: A Field Guide to Paris Cemeteries and Their Residents’ by Douglas Keister, 2013

‘Stories in Stone: A Field Guide to Cemetery Symbolism and Iconography’ by Douglas Keister, 2008

‘Necropolis: London and Its Dead’ by Catharine Arnold, 2007


The Chick and the Dead A blog by Carla Valentine; technical curator of Bart’s Pathology Museum, who regularly organises events at the museum.