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What effect is social media having on the way we mourn global tragedies? article icon

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What effect is social media having on the way we mourn global tragedies?

Is the outpouring of grief we see on social media after a terrorist attack or the death of a prominent figure a sincere expression of emotion, or more to do with self-promotion?

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10 mins
What is it like for a doctor to pronounce a patient dead? article icon

Health, Sports & Psychology

What is it like for a doctor to pronounce a patient dead?

First year resident Shara Yurkiewicz shares her experience of performing the last task for a patient.

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5 mins
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History & The Arts

David Hume

This free course, David Hume, examines Hume's reasons for being complacent in the face of death, as these are laid out in his suppressed essay of 1755, 'Of the immortality of the soul'. More generally, it examines some of the shifts in attitude concerning death and religious belief that were taking place in Europe at the end of the eighteenth ...

Free course
16 hrs
How afraid of death are we? article icon

Health, Sports & Psychology

How afraid of death are we?

As a society, we're starting to look death in its hollow eyesockets and pull it into the light. But how scared do we remain of death - and is it healthy to have a bit of anxiety when staring into the great beyond? Jonathan Jong explores.

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5 mins
Right to die: what about other circumstances? activity icon

Health, Sports & Psychology

Right to die: what about other circumstances?

Reasons for individuals chosing to end their life vary - is there one straightforward answer to the question 'do we have the right to die?' or is it more complicated than that?

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5 mins
What are the rules around assisted suicide? activity icon

Health, Sports & Psychology

What are the rules around assisted suicide?

What are the legalities of assisted suicide, is it accessible for all and should it be?

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5 mins
Do we have a right to die? activity icon

History & The Arts

Do we have a right to die?

Do we have a right to die? What are the moral and ethical implications of assisted suicide?

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5 mins
Tolstoy and the search for the meaning of life article icon

History & The Arts

Tolstoy and the search for the meaning of life

Works such as War and Peace indicate Tolstoy struggled with the meaning of life. This piece explores his pondering of life and death. 

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15 mins