Love, Grief, and Hope: Emotional responses to death and dying in the UK
Madeleine Pennington and Nathan Mladin’s report examining emotional responses to death and dying in the UK. 27/11/2023
What does our response to the Lucy Letby case tell us about how we envision good and bad? Chine McDonald writes for Prospect Magazine. 01/09/2023
“I don’t know what Britain’s most prolific child killer should look like, but I’m pretty sure it’s not this,” said BBC correspondent Judith Moritz, following Lucy Letby’s conviction for the murder of seven babies and the attempted murder of six more.
Moritz was voicing the cognitive dissonance being experienced by many over this story; the sense of disbelief that sits uncomfortably underneath the horror. Typing Letby—now the UK’s most prolific child killer—into a Google search will show the questions others have been asking: Is Lucy Letby innocent? Is Lucy Letby a scapegoat? Is Lucy Letby really guilty?
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Chine is Director of Theos. She was previously Head of Community Fundraising and Public Engagement at Christian Aid. She has 16 years’ experience in journalism, media and communications across faith, media and international development organisations.
Posted 1 September 2023
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