Book Event

Peter_Bazalgette (e)Peter Bazalgette

The Empathy Instinct: Creating a More Civil Society

Sun 8th Oct 2017, 6.30pm

William Morris Tent


In conversation with Toby Mundy

Join the former chair of the Arts Council England and Wimbledon BookFest’s chair Toby Mundy for a discussion on the art of science, and having the compassion to build a better society. In his wide-ranging and accessible book, Bazalgette mounts a compassionate defence of the arts and popular culture as a means of bridging the empathy gap.

‘If we hope to meet the moral test of our times, then I think we're going to have to talk more about the "empathy deficit". The ability to put ourselves in somebody else's shoes, to see the world through somebody else's eyes . . .' Barack Obama

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