Departure Lounge


  • The Academy of Medical Sciences

Project summary

Departure Lounge is a pop-up installation that mimics the look and style of a travel agency where members of the public to have conversations with experts, family and friends about achieving a ‘good death’ for themselves and their loved ones. The pop-up will be supported by a programme that will ensure public views shape decisions regarding research and practice for death and dying 

We will extend the reach, impact and legacy of the pop-up with additional training for researchers, the development of a flat-pack version of the installation for events across the UK during Dying Matters week and a programme of digital engagement.

We will enable more researchers to connect with the programme and more people to engage with biomedical and health research. It will increase access to research into dying, with more people able to contribute to future decisions. It will  also help researchers develop skills and confidence in public engagement and people-centred research and encourage greater insight into death and dying.