The Departure Lounge

Cunningham, M. R. (Participant)

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course


The pop up installation, modelled on an airport departure lounge, seeks to enable people to talk more openly about death and dying and explore what it means to have a good death. Visitors can explore the space, share their thoughts and talk to our Guides, who are a diverse mix of researchers and professionals with experience of death and dying. The Academy has chosen Lewisham as the base for The Departure Lounge as a busy, diverse area which is also the birthplace of the hospice movement. The installation coincides with Dying Matters Awareness Week (13-19 May 2019).
Period11 May 201912 May 2019
Event typeExhibition
Degree of RecognitionNational


  • Public Engagement
  • Medical
  • Health promotion
  • Healthy aging