Dark Tourism Study Centre

This BBC story details the launch of the new Dark Tourism Study Centre at the University of Central Lancashire. Dr Philip Stone, Director of The Institute for Dark Tourism Research which opened this week, said researchers want to examine why people "feel compelled to visit sites like Auschwitz or Ground Zero". CNN also ran a story on the opening.

Today's Thought of the Day on Radio 4 (1:49:10) was also on the topic of dark tourism; Vishvapani, an ordained Buddhist, talks about his own experience of visiting Aushwitz.

On 4th May, Dr Stone will be interviewed by Radio 4 You & Yours Programme (between 12.00-1.00pm).