Dr. Christopher Hamilton, reader in Philosophy at King’s College London will join us in a workshop navigating the question: Death is certain but unknowable, how then do we make sense of our lives? In this session, Hamilton will share current research on his work in moral philosophy, political philosophy and the philosophy of religion.

This series of events has been organised through a graduate mentoring initiative developed in collaboration with Acme Studios Graduate Award Programme.


Bo Choy is an artist living and working in London. Working across film, writing, performance, and often using fiction as a device, Bo seeks to examine the questions and politics that arise from living in the contemporary world.

Dr. Christopher Hamilton is Reader in Philosophy at King’s College London, where he teaches philosophy, literature and film. He specialises in the work of Nietzsche, Simone Weil, Kierkegaard, Primo Levi and W.G. Sebald. His work explores core themes in moral philosophy, the relationship between philosophy and literature, and between moral, religious and aesthetic value. He has also written on the philosophy of ageing, philosophy and (auto)biography, and the philosophy of tragedy. He aims to bring the ancient goals of philosophy – to seek wisdom and explore the meaning of life – to the core of his research. He is the author of the books: Living Philosophy: Reflections on Life, Meaning and Morality (2001), Middle Age (The Art of Living) (2009), How to Deal with Adversity (2014) and The Philosophy of Tragedy (2016), as well as of a school textbook on philosophy, Understanding Philosophy (2003).