annual cremation conference 2006

The Bournemouth Highcliff Marriott Hotel

Wednesday 12th, Thursday 13th and Friday 14th July 2006


Wednesday 12th July 2006

14.15 hrs

Opening of the Conference, Mr Tony McCarthy, Member of the Council of the Cremation Society

Presidential Address, the Rt. Hon. the Earl Grey

14.30 hrs

New Cremation (Amendment) Regulations 2006 by Brian Patterson, Department for Constitutional Affairs


14.50 hrs

The Human Tissue Act and Codes of Practice by Helen Shaw BA (Combined Hons), Human Tissue Authority


15.20 hrs

Funeral Pyres and the Law in England and Wales by Stephen White MSc (Wales), BA (Oxon), Dip. Crem. (Cantab), Visiting Lecturer, Cardiff Law School, University of Wales


"Break Out" Session

19.00 hrs

Welcome Evening and Viewing of Exhibition

Thursday 13th July 2006


9.30 hrs

Opening by Chairman, Revd. Dr. Peter Jupp, Member of the Council of the Cremation Society

09.40 hrs

A Funeral Director's View by Colin Rickman Dip.F.D., Co-operative Funeral Service; and Robin S E Scott Dip.F.D., Managing Director of Deric-Scott Funeral Directors

10.10 hrs

Civil Ceremonies - A Celebrant's Perspective, by Anne Barber BA (Hons), Managing Director of Civil Ceremonies Ltd, Civil Funerals and Ceremony Training Ltd, and founder and Chairman of The Institute of Civil Funerals

10.25 hrs

Turning the Ordinary in the Extra-Ordinary by Revd. J Hugh A James BA, M.Phil., Vicar and Area Dean of Kidwelly, West Wales

10.40 hrs

Hindu Cremation in the UK by Kishor Ruparelia, General Secretary of the UK branch of Vishaw Hindu Parishad (World Council of Hindus)

10.55 hrs


11.15 hrs

Cremations and Children by Dr Ann Dent PhD., S.R.N., Chair of the Bereavement Research Forum and Bristol Bereavement Forum

11.30 hrs

A View from CRUSE by Ann Baldwin MSc., BEd(Hons), Cert.Ed, RN, RM, Training Advisor for CRUSE South West Regional, Chairperson and Training Co-ordinator for North Devon Branch

11.45 hrs

"Break-Out" Session followed by Questions

13.00 hrs

Delegates' Lunch

14.30 hrs

Opening of the Afternoon Session by Stephen White

14.35 hrs

A Local Authority Perspective on Improving the Crematorium for the Bereaved by Dawn Squires BA(Hons), Manager for the Joint Crematorium Committee responsible for Eltham Crematorium

14.50 hrs

The Private Company Crematorium Manager's Perspective by Jennifer Yardley BA(Hons), M.I.C.C.M., Area General Manager, Dignity

15.05 hrs

The Code of Cremation Practice by Rick Powell, President of the Federation of British Cremation Authorities, and How it can be Improved for the Benefit of Mourners by Roger Arber, Secretary of the Cremation Society of Great Britain

15.35 hrs

Complaints - How Do We Approach Them? by Professor Geoffrey Woodroffe MA (Cantab), Solicitor and Director of the Consumer and Commercial Law Group, Brunel University

15.55 hrs

"Break-Out" Session

16.15 hrs 

Speakers' Panel

Friday 14th July 2006

9.30 hrs

Cremation in Japan - Update by Shoji Eguchi, President of Taiyo Chikuro Industries Co Ltd


10.00 hrs

The New Reykjavik Crematorium Complex, Iceland by Thórsteinn Ragnarsson, Director of Capital Area Cemeteries (CAC), Reykjavik


10.30 hrs

Crematoria in Israel - Judaism & Bureaucracy vs Freedon of Choice by Alon Nativ, Chief Executive Officer of Aley Shalechet (Autumn Leaves) Ltd


10.45 hrs


11.00 hrs

"Dissolution" - A Mercury Free Alternative to Cremation by Sandy Sullivan BA(Hons), President of WR2 Ltd covering Europe, Middle East Gulf and Africa


11.30 hrs

Where did all the Ashes go? Findings from a study of the destinations of ashes removed from crematoria by Professor Jenny Hockey BA, PhD, Chair of Sociology at Sheffield University; and Professor Emeritus Leonie Kellaher BSc, Emeritus Professor in the Cities Institute at London Metropolitan University


Break for lunch

14.15 hrs

Abate or Burden Share - It's Your Decision by Brendan Day MBA, FICCM(Dip), Manager of the CAMEO abatement scheme


14.45 hrs

Flameless Combustion by Frederick Pearson M.I.E.E., Chairman, Kingsland Energy Limited


15.15 hrs

Presidents' Panel

Moderator: Mr Harvey Thomas CBE
Rick Powell, President, Federation of British Cremation Authorities
Simon Fishes, President, Co-operative Funeral Services Managers Association
Keith Rackham, President, National Association of Memorial Masons
Chris Parker, President, The National Society of Allied and Independent Funeral Directors
David Grainger, President, British Institute of Funeral Directors

Closing of Conference


Conference Banquet