Alive In Conversation: “Goodnight Friend” Film screening and Talk

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Alive In Conversation: “Goodnight Friend” Film screening and Talk

  • March 2, 2019
    11:00 am - 12:00 pm

This is the second in our new exciting series Alive In Conversation  “Goodnight Friend” will be a conversation between Veterinary Surgeon Penny Morgan and death academic Dr John Troyer

Over the next few months, Dr John Troyer from The University of Bath  will lead a series of conversations with people from the worlds of death, dying and bereavement.  This talk will proceeded by the showing of a short film ‘Goodnight Friend’ by Rowenna J Baldwin.

Penny Morgan has been a veterinary surgeon for over 17 years. And for the last 10 years has worked at Bristol’s busiest charity hospital for the Peoples Dispensary for Sick Animals, that nationally provide over 2.7 million treatments for pets of owners with little or low income.

Previously Penny was an emergency specialist, covering nights evenings and weekends for Bristol, Bath and North Somerset veterinary practices. And initially had been a  ‘James Herriot’ vet to all creatures great and small in South Wales.

As a vet Penny has been with many pet owners on what is the most distressing and upsetting day they face, when they have to say goodbye to a much loved furry member of the family.

Every time she hopes it was the best, that a bad day could be

Dr John Troyer is the Director of the Centre for Death and Society at the University of Bath. He is a co-founder of the Death Reference Desk website, the Future Cemetery Project and a frequent commentator for the BBC. His most recent book is Technologies of the Human Corpse (published by the MIT Press in 2019).

Goodnight Friend. We call them four-legged friends, but for many they are family. When a beloved pet dies, life can seem incomplete. Who do we turn to when grief refuses to leave? A story of the
emotional bond between human and animal that even death cannot break.

Tickets: We regret that we cannot exchange, refund or transfer tickets unless the event in question has been cancelled or rescheduled by Arnos Vale.   If this is the case we will let you know by email. No ticket will be issued and no print out is required.

This talk is part of our Life, Death (and the Rest) 2019 festival.



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