A Tribute to Mum

Guest-blogger Pippa Kelly offers a touching personal remembrance of her mother. Kathleen Mary Kelly died aged 90 on Christmas Day 2012.  Even now, typing those words brings a lump to my throat and triggers a myriad of memories and emotions. My mum had lived with dementia for a decade and for the last two years…

Love and Loss on St Valentine’s Day

Guest-blogger Professor Michael Gratzke thinks about love and loss this St Valentine’s Day. Valentine’s day has become a major celebration of romantic coupledom. Some of us may feel uneasy about the apparent commercialisation of love which seems to be driven by the interests of florists and restaurateurs. However, even the grumpiest of spouses feel the…

Remembering Bog Bodies on World Wetlands Day 2017

On World Wetlands Day Remember Me Co-Investigator, Professor Malcolm Lillie explores the relationship between wetlands and remembrance of the dead. Wetlands are not, perhaps, the most obvious places with which to associate remembrance of the dead. However, throughout human history wetlands have been, and continue to be, places which people are drawn to for a…