Events

Masterclass in Self-Compassion

Saturday, February 27, 2021 at 10:00 AM · £5.00 GBP · Online
The session will introduce you to the practice of self-compassion which has a vital role to play during this period of uncertainty. It helps us to stay centred, calm and resilient irrespective of what’s happening around us and it equips us to better practice compassion towards others. The session will be run by our co-director, Jennifer Nadel, who has run similar sessions at the UN and in Westminster. This comes ahead of the official launch of our Compassion Academy which will be offering a range of bespoke Compassion and Wellbeing interventions and courses for leaders, organisations, campaigns and individuals. More on this soon. A Zoom link will be sent out 1 hour before the session is due to start.

Darren McGarvey in conversation with Compassion in Politics

Tuesday, March 02, 2021 at 06:00 PM · 2 rsvps · Online
Darren McGarvey - stage name 'Loki' - is a rapper who has worked on numerous documentaries and investigations into the causes of social deprivation. He is also the author of the Orwell Prize winning book Poverty Safari. He will join us to discuss: - What causes deprivation? - How and why do politicians respond to it? - How do we create a politics motivated to end deprivation? Plus much more.

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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