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Peter_Bazalgette (e)Peter Bazalgette

The Empathy Instinct: Creating a More Civil Society

Sun 8th Oct 2017, 6.30pm

William Morris Tent

£12.50

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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