"Talking About Death is Part of Living a Great Life" with Prof. Ray Barfield

July 10th at Castle Hill
Professor Ray Barfield will speak at the Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill (Courtesy photo)



JULY 10, 2018, 6pm- FREE EVENT


Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill is excited to again host the John P. Bunker Lecture Series.  This year’s lecture features Ray Barfield.  He will speak on how storytelling taught him that talking about death is part of living a great life.   The event will take place on July 10th at The Unitarian Universalist Meeting House Church located at 236 Commercial Street Provincetown.  This event is FREE and open to the public


Ray Barfield is a Professor of Pediatrics and Christian Philosophy at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina.  He develops new approaches to helping kids.  On the medical side of campus he practices as a pediatric oncologist, and directs the Pediatric Quality of Life/Palliative Care Program.  In the Divinity School, he develops courses and programs to better understand the experience of illness and suffering.  His books include Life in the Blind Spot (poetry), The Ancient Quarrel Between Poetry and Philosophy, The Book of Colors (a novel) and most recently a book of philosophy called Pascal’s Wager: Beauty, Suffering and Being in the World.


The lecture series is in honor of John P. Bunker, who was Professor Emeritus at Stanford University and a visiting Fellow at King’s Fund Center for Health Services Development in London. Dr. Bunker, a pioneer in evidence-based medicine, was the founding chairman of the Stanford University Department of Anesthesia. He later headed Stanford’s Department of Health Services Research. He began coming to Truro in the summer as a small boy in the 1920s, and then, twenty years later, started bringing along his wife and four children. John Bunker’s many interests include art, music, literature, philosophy, medicine, politics, and spirituality.

For more information about Castle Hill’s workshops, events and programs go to www.castlehill.org.

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