About Roman

RomanKrznaric by Kate Raworth portrait Jan 13 - low resRoman Krznaric is a social philosopher whose books, including EmpathyThe Wonderbox and How to Find Fulfilling Work, have been published in more than 20 languages.  He is the founder of the world’s first Empathy Museum and of the digital Empathy Library. He is also a founding faculty member of The School of Life and on the faculty of Year Here. His forthcoming book is Carpe Diem Regained, a biography of ‘seize the day’.

Roman has been named by The Observer as one of Britain’s leading popular philosophers. His writings have been widely influential amongst political and ecological campaigners, education reformers, social entrepreneurs and designers. An acclaimed public speaker, his talks and workshops have taken him from a London prison to Google’s headquarters in California.

After growing up in Sydney and Hong Kong, he studied at the universities of Oxford, London and Essex, where he gained his PhD in political sociology. Roman has worked as an academic, a gardener and a human rights campaigner. He is also a fanatical real tennis player and has a passion for making furniture.