What is a good death in the 21st century?

Event Date: January 10, 2019

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)