What is a Good Death in the 21st Century?

10 January 2019, 18:00 - 19:15

Keynes Hall, King's College, Cambridge, CB2 1ST

What does it mean to die well in the 21st century?


Event Information

Is a 'good death' something to be valued and aspired to? Is it achievable, manageable - or is it something best left undefined?

This roundtable event brings together speakers whose professional interests in the matter of dying well take very different forms - philosophical to practical, spiritual to biological. In collaboration with the audience, we want to make space for these multiple perspectives on the crucial and universal question of what makes a good death.



  • Reverend Andrew Hammond (Chaplain, King's College Cambridge)
  • Professor Steven Luper (author of The Philosophy of Death, Regius Professor of Philosophy at Trinity University, Texas)
  • Lorraine Moth (community palliative care matron at Arthur Rank Hospice, Cambridgeshire)
  • Pantelis Nicola (Wellcome Sanger Institute)
  • Dr Mehrunisha Suleman (researcher in ethics and global health, currently focusing on Muslim perspectives on end-of-life care. Research associate at the HRH Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Centre of Islamic Studies)


This event is part of the conference, 'A Good Death: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Dying Well'.

The roundtable is free and open to all. Please register for tickets here




Supported by the Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (CRASSH) and King's College, Cambridge.