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7 November, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
£9 - £11
Julia Neuberger and Julia Samuel have been friends for many years.
Both know bereavement from every angle.
Julia Samuel wrote Grief Works as the definitive guide for anyone who is grieving the death of someone they care about. Julia Neuberger works with bereaved families and has written textbooks for nurses and others on how best to treat dying people and their families from diverse communities.
The two Julias will discuss the grieving process, how friends and family can support the bereaved, and when it is time to call in the professionals.
Julia Samuel MBE, author of Grief Works: Stories of Life, Death and Surviving, is a psychotherapist specialising in grief, who has spent the last twenty-five years working with bereaved families. She has worked both in private practice and in the NHS at St Mary’s Hospital Paddington where she pioneered the role of maternity and paediatric psychotherapist. In 1994 she worked to launch and establish Child Bereavement UK as its Founder Patron, where she continues to play a central role. Julia was awarded an MBE in the 2015 New Year’s Honours list for services to bereaved children. Julia is a Vice President of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy.
Rabbi Baroness Julia Neuberger DBE is the second female rabbi to be ordained in Britain, and the first to lead her own synagogue. She was Chancellor of the University of Ulster from 1994 to 2000, Chief Executive of The King’s Fund from 1997-2004, and Prime Minister Gordon Brown’s champion for volunteering from 2007-9. A member of numerous public bodies and trustee of several charities, Julia became a DBE and a life peer in 2004. She is well known as an author, social reformer and broadcaster, whose books include Dying Well, Not Dead Yet – a Manifesto for old age, and Is that all there is? In 2011 she was appointed Senior Rabbi at West London Synagogue, making her the most senior woman in Jewish religious life in the UK.