A UNIVERSITY of Bradford workshop will tackle taboo subjects as part of a popular research festival next week.

Dying to Talk is an interactive part of the Being Human festival and, using archaeology and psychology, it will challenge participants’ thoughts on life and death.

Dr Eleanor Bryant, who is leading the workshop along with Dr Karina Croucher, said: “The event may sound deadly morbid, but it is far from that - the issues raised often help people to reflect on their own experiences and beliefs around life and death.

“Although death is seen as taboo, exploring how death has been treated over time, throughout the world and through the media, is eye opening and normalises the ways we feel about it. 

"Death can be a celebration of life, and looking at this in a safe, comfortable setting can be uplifting and informative.”

The workshops will take place on Wednesday, November 16 at Bread+Roses from 5.30pm to 7pm and on Friday, November 18 at Speakers Corner from 12.30pm to 2pm.

Visitors can investigate the past using archaeological artefacts, discover how death and funerals are treated across the world and discuss how death is represented today, for example by the media's treatment of celebrity deaths and the role of social media.

Tickets can be booked on Eventbrite.