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28
May

Hay Festival: David Jarrett talks to Guto Harri

Dr David Jarrett in conversation with Guto Harri about his acclaimed new book, 33 Meditations on Death

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Thursday 28th May, 2020 @ 11:30 am

  • In Conversation
  • Questions & Answers
  • Talk

Free

About the Event

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’.

This event is live and there will be a Q&A afterwards.

About the Book

33 Meditations on Death
33 Meditations on Death

David Jarrett

Publisher:Transworld Publishers Ltd

Publication date:16 Apr 2020

ISBN:9780857526946

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"a wonderfully humane manifesto for all the frank and open conversations that we, our parents, our children, the medical community, our government and society should be having."
The Bookseller

_________________ "Brilliant - a grimly humorous yet humane account of the realities of growing old in the modern age.