Talks


  • August 19, 2018
    10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Join us for a fascinating Women’sWork100 film screening and tour . See 3 short films from the archives of the Imperial War Museum, that have been remastered for the 100th anniversary of WW1. Following the films, enjoy a fascinating tour  of Arnos Vale Cemetery with our expert guide, and discover the real life stories in (more…)


  • August 19, 2018
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • September 23, 2018
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • October 21, 2018
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • November 25, 2018
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • December 16, 2018
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

At Death Cafes we come together to chat about death in a relaxed, safe, social cafe environment. Our objective is “To increase awareness of the reality of death, so we can enjoy feeling more fully alive“. The conversations are always new and fresh. Each time we come together the changing mix of people ensures that (more…)


  • August 19, 2018
    2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

An inspiring Sunday afternoon talk for teens and adults by Gavin Strange, Senior Designer & Director for the brilliant Aardman Animations, and designer of the Gromit Unleashed 2 Day of the Dead Gromit sculpture. His talks are fast, fun and full of GIFS; “I like to hit people in the eyeballs with a blast of (more…)


  • September 6, 2018
    7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

As a Brit incarcerated in Arizona’s highest-security prisons including supermax, Shaun Attwood lived for 6 years in the company of killers, ranging from Mafia mass murderers to Aryan Brotherhood prison gang members. Join Shaun to hear his most gruesome stories, ranging from neo-Nazi psychos who killed just to earn gang tattoos, to Mafia hit men (more…)


  • September 13, 2018
    7:45 pm - 9:00 pm

Embark on a nocturnal adventure, in search of the bats that call Arnos Vale home. Led by a local Bat expert using detection equipment, expertise and a few tricks up their sleeve, you’ll visit the best bat-spotting locations in the cemetery as a variety of native bat species come out to feed at dusk. Learn (more…)


  • September 19, 2018
    7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Consciousness, as the platform for our experiences, is responsible for the most intimate and meaningful aspects of our existence. Philosophy has for centuries grappled with questions of consciousness, such as whether our minds are separate from our bodies, if our sense of subjectivity is a unique, unavoidable feature of consciousness, and, more recently, whether we (more…)


  • September 22, 2018
    10:30 am - 12:00 pm

A wide-reaching tour exploring the 45-acres of cemetery grounds. More walk than talk, this wide-ranging tour explores the full extent of grounds of Arnos Vale Cemetery, from the 1830s cemetery’s boundaries to later expanded areas of burial ground in the 1860s and 1890s. The route includes steep slopes and steps for a healthy workout, with (more…)


  • September 30, 2018
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join us for a celebration of the life and work of Raja Ram Mohan Roy who is regarded as one of the Fathers of Modern Indian. About Rajah Rammohun Roy  Rajah Rammohun Roy (1772-1833) was an individual of truly global stature, and is buried at Arnos Vale. An extremely influential religious and political thinker, he coined (more…)


  • October 11, 2018
    7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Spend a fascinating evening in the knowledgable company of Dan Flew, MSc GradCIEEM. Dan has been recording and studying the bats of Arnos vale for the past 7 years and will be talking about the natural history of the lesser horseshoe bats that are found in Arnos Vale and his research on this wonderful creature. Dan (more…)


  • October 13, 2018
    11:00 am - 12:00 pm

The FINAL JOURNEY. The transport of coffins by train took place all across the UK for over 150 years and still continues on some heritage railways. This talk will reveal the fascinating stories of many people whose coffins were carried by train on their final journey.  Arnos Vale Cemetery itself plays an unexpected role in this (more…)