Meaning of Mourning

March 3, 2016
Blackfriars Hall, Oxford University , Aquinas Institute

64 St Giles
Oxford OX1 3LY
United Kingdom


  • Institute of Philosophy, University of Warsaw


Lesley Chamberlain
Richard Conrad
Blackfriars Hall, University of Oxford
Colin Parkes
Tavistock Institute of Human Relations
Roger Scruton
Blackfriars Hall, Oxford University
Raymond Tallis
University of Manchester


Samuel Hughes
University of Cambridge
Warsaw University
Ralph Weir
University of Cambridge

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On the 3rd of March, 2016, the Humane Philosophy Project, in collaboration with the Aquinas Institute will hold an afternoon colloquium adressing the meaning and  significance of mourning.

The Humane Philosophy Project, together with the Aquinas  Institute will present a day of talks exploring some aspects of the theme of mourning.  Topics will include the theological justification of grief in Thomas Aquinas, the role  of community in the psychology of mourning, connections between grief and the  sense of self, the obligations of piety, and tensions in modern understandings of mortality and bereavement.

Venue: Aula, Blackfriars Hall, St Giles, Oxford

Time: 1:30 pm-7:30pm (wine reception at close)

This event is free and open to the public. In order to help the organisers gauge numbers participants are requested to register by email to Mikolaj Slawkowski-Rode at [email protected] with the title 'MOURNING REGISTRATION'.

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March 1, 2016, 3:00pm BST

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