Events

Politics and the media: towards a new journalism

Wednesday, May 19, 2021 at 06:00 PM
This discussion with leading figures from the world of journalism and media will discuss:- How does the media effect the tone of political debate? Does it respond to the tone of politics or vice versa?- What role - if any - should the media play in helping create a more inclusive, compassionate, and respectful atmosphere in politics?- How do we combat fake news?- Does traditional media have a problem with race, sex, and gender representation?The panel:- Amber de Botton, Head of UK News, ITV- Katy Searle, Executive Editor, Politics BBC News- Haroon Siddique, Senior Reporter at the Guardian- Justin Byam Shaw, Chair of ESI Media which owns the Evening Standard and Independent newspapers- Rachel Sylvester, columnist for the Times

Past events

Launch of Compassion in Politics

Saturday, October 20, 2018
Compassion in Politics was launched with a conference at All Souls College, University of Oxford. Speakers included Lord Dubs, Prof Danny Dorling, Prof Ala Sirriyeh, Prof Barbara Taylor, Mayor of Sheffield Magid Magid, Julian Baggini, Prof Paul Gilbert, Marina Cantacuzino (founder of the Forgiveness Project), and Joe Delaney from the Grenfell Action Group. 
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Discussion between Prof Peter Singer and Prof AC Grayling. Chaired by Co-Director of Compassion in Politics Jennifer Nadel. 
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Where now for UK politics?

Thursday, January 16, 2020
In this New Year conference, hosted at Somerville College, Oxford, Compassion in Politics brought together leading activists and thinkers to answer the question: where next for UK politics? Speakers included: Prof Guy Standing, author of The Precariat Prof Kate Raworth, author of Doughnut Economics Prof Danny Dorling, author of Peak Inequality George Monbiot, Guardian journalist Shaista Aziz, journalist and councillor Rev. Paul Nicolson, founder of Taxpayers Against Poverty Janet Royall, Principal of Somerville College, University of Oxford.  Watch videos of the different speakers here. 
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What have we learned from this crisis and how do we avoid returning to business as usual? How will the government afford to make investments in dealing with climate breakdown? Online panel discussion with Sir Michael Marmot, Baroness Brown, Professor Carol Propper, George Ferguson CBE, and Dr Ewan McGaughey on how we build back better after the Covid crisis. Watch the videos here.
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How we can we build back better after Covid? 21 May 2020. Hosted by the All Party Parliamentary Groups on Climate Change, Compassionate Politics, and Renewable Energy. With Prof Marian Mazzucato, Prof Tim Jackson, Sir David King, and Sir Michael Marmot. Chaired by Krishnan Guru-Murthy. Watch the full video here. 
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A panel discussion hosted by the All Party Group for Compassionate Politics featuring: Dr Daisy Fancourt, UCL Lord Layard, LSE Louise Aston, Business in the Community Dawn Austwick, National Lottery Community Fund Prof Michael Marmot, UCL You can watch the full video here. 
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Live interview with the philosopher Julian Baggini. 
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Live interview with Ruth Hunt, former CEO of Stonewall.  Listen back here. 
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Live interview with Alex Evans, founder of the Collective Psychology Project. Listen back here. 
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The Psychology of Politics

Wednesday, November 18, 2020
Professor Paul Gilbert (University of Derby), Saskia Perriard-Abdoh (British Psychological Society), Jamie Bristow (Mindfulness Initiative), and Jennifer Nadel (Compassion in Politics) discuss: What can psychology tell us about the way politics works? How can we bring psychological understanding into politics? How can we use psychology to create a better politics? This event was co-hosted by the All Party Groups for Compassionate Politics, for Psychology, and for Mindfulness and Chaired by Baroness Ruth Lister. Watch the full video here. 
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