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Conversations About Death

  • Free
  • Discussion
  • 18+
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An event in Wellcome Kitchen, Thomas S.G. Farnetti. Source: Wellcome Collection. Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0).

What you’ll do

Join our Visitor Experience Team for a conversation about untimely death.   

We’ll explore questions like why an early or unexpected death can have such a big impact and if there’s a right way to cope.  

You’ll be in small groups, each with a facilitator. We’ll have a discussion, with prompts and an activity. You’re free to say as much or as little as you’d like. Or you can just listen.   

There will be a Chill-Out Room for you to relax in, with cushions, blankets, ear defenders, earplugs and stim toys. Tea and coffee will be provided.   

Doors will close at 14:15, after which you will not be able to join the conversation. This is to create a confidential, safe space. 

This event is recommended for people aged 18 and over.



Need to know


We’ll be in the Wellcome Kitchen, which you can find by taking the stairs or the lift to level 2.

Place not guaranteed

Booking a ticket for a free event does not guarantee you a place. You should aim to arrive 15 minutes before the event is scheduled to start to claim your place. If you do not arrive on time, your place may be given to someone on the waiting list.

Waiting list

If this event is fully booked, you may still be able to attend. We will operate a waiting list, which opens 30 minutes before this event starts. Arrive early, and we’ll give you a numbered ticket. If there are any unfilled places just before the start time, we will invite you to enter in order of ticket number.

For more information, please visit our Accessibility page. If you have any queries about accessibility, please email us at access@wellcomecollection.org or call 0 2 0. 7 6 1 1. 2 2 2 2

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About your facilitators

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Louise Brook


Louise is a Visitor Experience Assistant with a background in heritage and conservation. Her research at Wellcome focuses on the stories behind objects and major events, bringing forward hidden histories. Her current projects include expanding the range of objects available for public handling, and exploring how museums can work to provide safe and supportive spaces for their local communities.



Rebekah is a Visitor Experience Assistant at Wellcome Collection. She facilitates tours at Wellcome Collection and has a special interest in inclusivity and elevating the voices of marginalised communities in science. Rebekah has a background in health and science communication.

Isabel Greenslade


Isabel is a Visitor Experience and Engagement Facilitator and a poet with a background in the youth homelessness sector. Drawing on her practice as a poet, she creates shared experiences through storytelling.