The Empathy Deficit - can we teach our children to care?

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Wednesday 15 May 2019

Refreshments 5.15pm, main event 6pm - 7.30pm

The Stripe, King Alfred Quarter, University of Winchester, Sparkford Road, Winchester  SO22 4NR


This seminar, hosted by The British Federation of Women Graduates (Winchester), is an opportunity to hear two leading champions of the empathy revolution.

Young people are growing up in a society with a major empathy deficit; hate crimes are at their highest level since records began and there are increasing concerns about the negative effects of social media. Increased empathy is good for society and vital for young people’s life chances. Psychologists highlight its central place in the bank of social and emotional skills young people need - without strong empathy skills, they will struggle to form the strong relationships they need to learn and thrive.

An audience question and answer session is included.

Free but please reserve your seat by emailing


This event is sponsored by Winchester City Council


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British Federation of Women Graduates

Sir Peter Bazalgette, author of The Empathy Instinct

Miranda McKearney, Founder of The Reading Agency and EmpathyLab


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