annual cremation conference 2001

The Highcliff Hotel, Bournemouth

Wednesday 11th, Thursday 12th and Friday 13th July 2001

 

Wednesday 11th July

14.15

Opening of Conference by the President of the Society, the Rt. Hon. the Earl Grey

14.30

Review of Process Guidance Notes - What the Future Holds, Mr Bernard McHale, Secretary, Federation of British Cremation Authorities

15.15 

Manufacturers' Open Forum, Mr Andrew Mallalieu, Technical Director, Facultatieve Technologies Ltd and Mr Andrew Buckley, Director, Furnace Construction Co Ltd

19.00

Welcome Evening and Viewing of Exhibition


Thursday 12 July

9.30

Changing Hindu Attitudes to Cremations in the UK, Dr Shirley Firth BA (Notts), MA (Surrey)

10.15

Cremation or Burial of Body Parts, Revd. Peter Speck, Chaplaincy Team Leader to Southampton University Hospital NHS Trust, Dr Ryk James, Senior Lecturer, Wales Institute of Forensic Medicine, University of Wales College of Medicine, Institute of Pathology, Royal Infirmary, Cardiff, and Ms Julie Dunk M. Inst. BCA, Bereavement Services Manager & Registrar Bournemouth Crematorium, Representing Bournemouth Borough Council

11.15

"Break Out" Session and Coffee

11.30

Discussion

14.30

Cremation in Iceland, Mr Th´┐Żrsteinn Ragnarsson, Director, Capital Area Cemeteries

15.00

Cremation in Australia, Mr Coman Reynolds, Principal, Gympie Funeral Services

15.30

Pacemaker Explosions at Crematoria, by Dr Christopher Gale, St James's University Hospital, Department of Medicine for the Elderly

16.00

Bronze Age CremationJacqueline McKinley B. Technology, MIFA, FSA (Scot)


Friday 13th July

9.30

Shipman & Others: Current Inquiries Bearing on Cremation, Stephen R G White MSc, BA, Visiting Lecturer, Cardiff Law School, University of Wales

10.15

Office of Fair Trading - Investigation into Funerals, Debbie Samosa, Office of Fair Trading

11.00

Body Parts & Bereavement, Mr Brian Langrick, Manager, Alder Centre, Royal Liverpool Childrens NHS Trust

11.45

A Symbolic Space: Rural Myth, the Great War and the Growth of Cremation, Lisa Kazmier PhD Candidate, Rutgers University

14.30

Dentists & Mercury, Mrs Angela Kilmartin, Founder of Patients Against Mercury Amalgams

15.15

Presidents' Panel

Harvey Thomas C.B.E., Member of Council of Cremation Society, Moderator
Terry Bastock, President, Society of Allied & Independent Funeral Directors
Ian Hussein, President,Institute of Burial & Cremation Administration
Karen Petersen, President, National Association of Funeral Directors
Patrick Gallagher, President, British Institute of Funeral Directors
Andrew Hawley, Acting President, National Association of Memorial Masons
Paul Babington, President, Funeral Standards Council

16.00

Closing of Conference

19.30

Conference Banquet