Self Expression Magazine

November 27th – Roman Krznaric Speaking in Brighton

Posted on the 26 November 2012 by Macnelliebus1 @macnelliebus

Drawing on his recent book, The Wonderbox: Curious Histories of How to Live, cultural thinker Roman Krznaric reveals how empathy – the art of stepping into the shoes of another person and seeing the world from their perspective – can not only enrich your own life but also help create social change by helping us challenge prejudices and overcome social divides.

Drawing on everything from the empathy experiments of George Orwell to developments in neuroscience and industrial design, from the struggle against slavery in the eighteenth century to the Middle East crisis today, Roman explores six different ways we can expand our empathic potential.


Roman Krznaric is a cultural thinker who advises organisations on using empathy and conversation to create social change and a speaker at public events on empathy, the history of love, the future of work, and the art of living.

His book How to Find Fulfilling Work, one of a new series of practical philosophy books edited by Alain de Botton, was published jointly by Pan Macmillan and The School of Life in May 2012.

The Wonderbox: Curious Histories of How to Live explores what we can learn from the past about ways of living and is out now.

‘Think Alain de Botton meets Niall Ferguson…a wonderful mix of social history and good ideas for everyday living’ – Robert Kelsey, author of What’s Stopping You?

‘The author’s enthusiasm for direct solutions to modern dilemmas is infectious. Read this book to open your mind to new possibilities.’ Sue Gerhardt, author of Why Love Matters and The Selfish Society


Where & when?:

The Marlborough Theatre, 4 Princes Street, Brighton BN2 1RD

Tuesday Nov 27th 7pm

£8 in advance for Meetup members (just RSVP and you’ll be taken to the payment page).

£10 via Eventbrite (book here)

£12 on the door

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