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The Good Grief Conference runs from 11-13 May at the University of Bristol. Its engaging programme covers topics from child bereavement and grief after suicide or stillbirth to multicultural perspectives on grief. Come to hear cutting-edge scientific research, join a Q&A, get a fresh perspective from literature or music, or listen to life lessons from those who are experts through experience. Speakers include Prof. Margaret Stroebe, Prof. Tony Walter, Prof. Richard Cheston, Dr. Ruth Penfold-Mounce, Dr. John Troyer, Dr. Linda Machin, Jane Harris and Julia Samuel MBE. This event is complemented by Loved+Lost, a Simon Bray exhibition. 

Venue: University of Bristol

Conference Events

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Reflections on Grief, Language and Speaking to Children with MIchael Rosen

Michael Rosen: Grief, Language and Speaking to Children

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Conference and Festival Tickets

Undying: A Love Story with Michel Faber

Vulnerability and Resilience in Grief and Bereavement

Grief in Afro-Caribbean communities

Grief in Afro-Caribbean Communities

Public Attitudes to Grief in the UK

Finding a Language for Grief, image of Josh

Grieving the Loss of a Child: Finding a Language for Grief

Grief in Film

Public attitudes to grief in the UK

Grief in Pop Culture: Public Grieving and Celebrity Deaths

Gender and grief

Gender and Grief

Muslim perspectives on grief and bereavement

Muslim Perspectives on Grief and Bereavement

Loved and Lost photography project

The Loved&Lost Photography Project

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Grief after Suicide

Facilitator Julia Samuel

Julia Samuel: When the Worst Happens – Coping with Grief and Crisis

Grief in Literature

Complicated or prolonged grief

Complicated/Prolonged Grief: Oxford Grief Study Results

Good Grief Bristol Opening Ceremony

Free Opening Event: Grief in Sociology and Philosophy

Formation of grief and legacy groups in the UK

The Formation and Legacy of Bereavement Groups in the UK

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Grief after Stillbirth

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Festival Opening Ceremony

Grief after substance misuse

Grief after Substance Misuse

Grief in Shakespeare

Grief in Shakespeare: A Lewis Fry Memorial Lecture

The Dual Process Model of Grief

The Dual Process Model of Grief

Life’s Fragility: Encounters with Loss

Music, grief and healing around the world

Music, Grief and Healing Around the World

Anticipatory grief in dementia

Anticipatory Grief in Dementia