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In conversation with Peter Bazalgette

Posted: 29 Mar 2017
Dr Joe Spence and Sir Peter Bazalgette OA

Yesterday evening’s enthusiastic audience in the George Farha Auditorium enjoyed a stimulating and insightful conversation between Sir Peter Bazalgette OA and Dr Joe Spence, Master of Dulwich College.

The focus of the discussion was empathy, the subject of Peter’s book The Empathy Instinct. Peter opened the evening by sharing his fascination with Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and how it has given us insights into the human mind. Topics explored by the speakers and the audience through their many questions spanned different definitions of empathy (cognitive and emotional), the positive and negative aspects of empathy, public policy, restorative justice, health, childcare and investment into arts and culture.

The evening was organised in conjunction with Dulwich Books.