Events

Roman TEDxSeptember 11: Shed Talk on the Empathy Museum at CrowdShed, the new crowdfunding platform.

September 14: Sermon and Masterclass on Empathy at the The School of Life Amsterdam. This is part of a tour launching the Dutch edition of my book Empathy, published by Uitgeverij Ten Have.

September 16: I will be in conversation about Empathy with the Dutch journalist and poet Wim Brands at SPUI25 in Amsterdam, at an event supported by the superb Athenaeum Bookshop.

October 3: Empathy Lab Think-In at the Southbank Centre.

October 11: Come along to the Resurgence Festival of Wellbeing, where I’ll be talking about empathy and the revolution of human relationships.

October 13: I’m speaking at the Forgiveness Project in London about whether knowing a person’s story makes it harder to hate them. I’m in conversation with Jo Berry, whose father was killed in an IRA bombing, and Pat McGee, a former IRA activist responsible for his death.

October 16: Talk on Empathy at the Richmond Working Women’s Network

October 18: It’s time for the very lovely Isle of Wight Literary Festival.

October 24 (tbc): A special event on Empathy at the newly opened The School of Life Antwerp.

October 25: Come to Amsterdam for the Brandstof New Thinking Festival! I’ll be talking about empathy and social change.

November 4: Empathy launches in the United States, published by Perigee Books (Penguin). I’ll be travelling around to spread the Empathy Revolution.

November 10: I’ll be speaking at Berkeley Arts & Letters.

November 12: Empathy talk at Google HQ, Mountain View, California.

November 12: Empathy talk at Hattery, San Francisco.

November 13-14: I’ll be in San Francisco speaking at the 2014 Empathy and Compassion in Society Conference.

November 16: I’ll be giving empathy advice for parents at Kids in the House, Los Angeles.

November 18: Talk at Ashoka‘s Washington DC head quarters.

November 18: I’m bringing the empathy revolution to the Politics and Prose bookshop, Washington DC.

November 20: Inter-American Development Bank, Washington DC, talk on Empathy.

December 10: Empathy Training for UK Employment Tribunal Judges, Judicial College.

January 21-23 2015: I’m speaking on Empathy and Work at the Canadian Human Resources Professionals Association annual conference in Toronto.

February 2-3 2015 (tbc): I’ll be in Amsterdam for a public conversation with the French Buddhist monk and happiness guru Matthieu Ricard about his new book Altruism.

Spring 2015: If you’re in Zagreb, I’ll be doing launch events for the Croatian editions of The Wonderbox and Empathy (published by Planetopija).

Some recent events

TEDx Athens, Southbank Festival of Love, Friends of the Earth, Edinburgh International Festival, Hay Literary Festival, British Library, Royal Society of the Arts, De Rode Hoed Amsterdam, The School of Life Brazil, UK Employment Judges Judicial College, Wandsworth Prison for the Reading Agency, Latitude arts festival, Greenbelt festival, Soho House, New Economics Foundation Bigger Picture Festival, London Literature Festival, Cheltenham Festival of Literature, Escape the City, Interesting Talks, Wilderness Festival, The Idler Academy, Bristol Festival of Ideas, South-West London Humanist Association, Stoke Newington Literature Festival, Alternatives, School of Life London, Blackwell’s Oxford, London Philosophy Club, Shoreditch House, Oxford Literary Festival, Year Here, Roots of Empathy, Pearson-Ashoka Reimagining Learning, Salon London, Action for Happiness, Wood Festival, Anxiety Festival, Sunday Times Education Festival.