annual cremation conference 2004

The Highcliff Marriott Hotel, Bournemouth

Wednesday 14th, Thursday 15th and Friday 16th July 2004


Wednesday 14th July 2004

14.15 hrs

Opening of the Conference, Professor Geoffrey Woodroofe, Member of the Council of the Cremation Society

Presidential Address, the Rt. Hon. the Earl Grey

14.30 hrs

The Return of Personal Property after Death and Disaster - Is There a Case for a National Standard?, by Lucy C Payne LLB, MSC, MICDDS, MIEM

"Break-Out" session


15.15 hrs

From Welbeck to Woking:William Garstin and the First Cremations, by Dr Brian Parsons BA(Hons), PhD, MBIE, DipFD, MBIFD


19.00 hrs

Welcome Evening and Viewing of Exhibition

Thursday 15th July 2004

One-Day Seminar What is Respectful Disposal?

9.30 hrs

Opening by Chairman, Revd Dr Peter Jupp MA, MTh, MSc, PhD, FRSA. Chairman of the Council of the Cremation Society, Former Director: National Funerals College (Dead Citizens Charter)

9.35 hrs

Persons, Bodies and Harming the Dead, Dr Piers Benn, MA, MPhil, PhD, Lecturer in Medical Ethics, Imperial College, London University

9.50 hrs

Respectful Disposal - A Christian Perspective, The Rt Revd Dr Geoffrey Rowell, Bishop of Gibraltar in Europe, Chairman: Churches' Group on Funeral Services

10.05 hrs

Dignity and Identity in Life and Death, Professor Douglas Davies BA, M Litt, Ph.D, Hon. Dr. Theol., Professor in the Study of Religion and Head of Department of Theology at the University of Durham

10.20 hrs


10.45 hrs

Respectful Disposal - Who Decides?, Anne Viney BA CertEd, CQSW, MBA, Chief Executive, Cruse Bereavement Care

11.00 hrs

Rest in Pieces!, Mr Tony McCarthy MBIE, DipFD, BIFD. Past Council Member: Funeral Ombudsman Scheme, Past President, Funeral Standards Council, Co-operative Funeral Service Managers' Association

11.15 hrs

"Break-Out" Session and Discussion

12.45 hrs

Delegates' Lunch

14.30 hrs

Respectful Disposal - A Pathologist's Perspective, Dr Stephen Leadbeatter MB ChB Bristol 1980, MRCPath 1989, DMJ (Path),Senior Lecturer/Consultant in Forensic Pathology, University of Wales College of Medicine

14.45 hrs

Meeting Families' Needs following the Death of a Baby, Whatever the Gestation, Ms Jenni Thomas OBE, Member of the Retained Organs Commission

15.00 hrs

Meaningful Funeral Services, Ms Julie Dunk, past President of the Institute of Cemetery & Crematorium Management

15.15 hrs

Respectful Disposal - A Perspective from the Dead Citizens' Charter, Revd Dr Peter Jupp MA, MTh, MSc, PhD, FRSA.

15.30 hrs

"Break-Out" Session

16.00 hrs


Friday 16th July 2004

10.00 hrs

The New Process Guidance Notes - Are You Ready?, by Dr Clive Chamberlain BSc, PhD, CEng, FInstE, FIGas; Director, Combustion Technology Consultancy Ltd

10.30 hrs

"Break-Out" Session

10.50 hrs


11.20 hrs

Emissions Trading in the Cremation Environment, by Dr Peter Bedson BSc, PhD, Associate Director, IPA Energy Consulting

10.50 hrs

"Break-Out" Session (20 minutes) followed by questions to both speakers (20 minutes)

Break for lunch

14.15 hrs

Resistance, Renewal of Reinvention? The Removal of Ashes from Crematoria, by Dr David Prendergast BA Hons, MPhil, PhD; Research Associate, University of Sheffield, Professor Jenny Hockey BA, PhD; Professor of Sociology, University of Sheffield and Leonie Kellaher BSc; Principal Research Officer, London Metropolitan University

15.00 hrs

Presidents' Panel

Moderator: Mr Harvey Thomas CBE
Isabel Mattick, President, Federation of British Cremation Authorities
Audrey Antoniuk, President, British Institute of Funeral Directors
Gillian Huteson, President, National Association of Funeral Directors
Mary Fairbairn, President, National Association of Memorial Masons

Closing of Conference

19.30 hrs

Conference Banquet