How to dispose of a body: a dead interesting talk
A talk from EMF 2018 by Sophie Lovejoy
On Sunday September 2, 2018 at – in Stage A
Most people know that you can have your ashes launched into space, or made into a diamond once you’ve been cremated, but being cremated is far from your only option. From alkaline hydrolysis to freeze-drying, there are many (legal) ways to dispose of a body. Whether you want to nourish fungi, roses, a coral reef or the minds of trainee doctors, your remains could make the world a better place. Why be scattered, when you can leave behind something way more interesting?
This session will look at what actually happens in a crematorium and a burial (both traditional and green) as well as some of the more unusual alternatives that are now available to dispose of a body and the controversies that surround them.
Please note: if you just can’t live with your spouse any more, or you have a life-long vendetta against someone, this session won’t help you get that sorted out. Seek counselling. Buy a pet. Get out more. But don’t kill them.