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Wednesday February 22 2023, 6pm GMT

Investigating the World of Death With Hayley Campbell

Art &
Culture

Ever since she was a young child, journalist Hayley Campbell has been fascinated by death and on February 22 she comes to Intelligence Squared to talk about the themes of her new book All the Living and the Dead: An Exploration of the People Who Make Death Their Life’s Work, which has been acclaimed by the likes of Neil Gaiman, Nigella Lawson and Tuppence Middleton. In conversation with writer Blanche Girouard, Campbell will relate the encounters she has had with the people who make a living by working with the dead, including mass fatality investigators, embalmers and a former executioner who is responsible for ending 62 lives. She will describe the gravediggers who have already dug their own graves, a cryonics facility she visited in Michigan, and a man whose job it is to make crime scenes disappear.

Join us for a provocative and compassionate conversation that will show us how, by getting close to death, we can begin to understand it. 

Event Name

Investigating the World of Death With Hayley Campbell


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Speakers
  • Hayley Campbell

    Author, broadcaster and journalist, whose new book is All the Living and the Dead

Chair
  • Blanche Girouard

    Interviewer, writer and broadcaster


Location
  • Online event
Time
  • Wednesday 22 February 2023
  • 6pm to 7pm GMT



Speakers

Speakers

Hayley Campbell

Author, broadcaster and journalist, whose new book is All the Living and the Dead


Hayley Campbell is an author, broadcaster and journalist. Her work has appeared in WIRED, The Guardian, New Statesman, Empire, GQ, and more. She lives in London with her cat, Ned  
Chair

Blanche Girouard

Interviewer, writer and broadcaster


Interviewer, writer and broadcaster. Over the past fifteen years she has interviewed all manner of people – from artists, nuns and victims of genocide (for The Times, The Guardian, The Financial Times and the Tablet) to fishermen and sociologists (for the British Library) and cleaners, carers, musicians and the homeless (for BBC World Service, BBC Radio 4, BBC Radio 3 and Resonance FM).