Borrowed Time: on death, dying & change

April 3 UPDATE

We’ve decided after much discussion to postpone Borrowed Time until November 2021. 

We’re exploring a number of possible actions and activities to lead us up to November 2021 including the potential for an online film exhibition and a publication and online formal and less formal conversations, some of which may be locally organised. We’d love you all to stay connected and participate in these events.

Read the full details about these changes

And please, stay safe; take care of yourself and those around you.


Dartington Hall, November 2021

What constitutes ‘a good death’? How do we know death, personally? What room do we make for the dead – within our relationships, our ways of speaking, our shared geographies? And how might the insights of end-of-life care and death practices help us to navigate the fundamental unsustainability of the dominant culture, and to better imagine what comes after it?

We invite you to our next creative summit where an end-of-life carer may find themselves sharing a conversation with a poet, a dancer or a climate scientist, and where the nature of our theme may steer such conversations towards the urgency, honesty and radical hospitality called for by a time of accelerating change.

The call for proposals is now closed – thank you to everyone who contributed.

View the event website

[Bee image: Sarah Gillespie End of the Summer (detail) mezzotint engraving]