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Stories for Empathy and a Better World

Miriam Halahmy, Bali Rai and Anna Bassi Chaired by Miranda McKearney

Saturday, 24 March 2018

12:00pm

1 hour

Oxford Martin School: Seminar Room

£8

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In our divided world, empathy is a vital force for connection, and one of the most crucial skills young people need. Chaired by Miranda McKearney, founder of new organisation EmpathyLab, this event brings together Miriam Halahmy and Bali Rai, authors who understand the power of books to develop understanding and combat prejudice, and Anna Bassi, editor of The Week Junior. Come along to join this important conversation and debate.

Halahmy writes short stories, novels and poetry for children, teenagers and adults focused on ordinary people facing unusual problems. Her latest is The Emergency Zoo about the fate of domestic pets in World War II. Rai writes stories for teenagers and younger children. His novel Rani & Sukh was a set text for GCSE. Bassi was launch editor of The Week Junior magazine. Mckearney is a social justice entrepreneur and founder of The Reading Agency national charity. Bassi was launch editor of The Week Junior magazine.

Age 10+

Children and Young People

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FT Weekend Oxford Literary Festival 2018 partners & sponsors

FT Weekend Title partner University of Oxford HSBC Global banking partner Bodleian Libraries Festival cultural partner Worcester College Worcester College: Festival college partner Oxford Martin School Festival ideas partner BBC World Service International radio partner BBC Four Television Broadcast media partner British Academy HM Government of Gibraltar Festival green room sponsor Gibunco Group Sponsor of Gibraltar Lecture Galileo Foundation Italian Cultural Institute Blackwell’s Festival on-site and online bookseller Ian and Carol Sellars allmanhall Jane and Roderick Gibbs Lady Hatch Emily Rose and James Marrow George Warren Bear Ram Elk Festival Digital Strategy & Web Design Marshall Maserati Festival courtesy cars The Macdonald Randolph Hotel The festival hotel Eynsham Hall Royds Withy King Lawyers to the festival Intesa Sanpaolo Said Business School Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies New College Lincoln College Lincoln College St Cross College St Cross College Corpus Christi College The Queen’s College The Queen's College St John’s College St John's College Jesus College Hertford College Exeter College Exeter College St Hilda’s College Keble College Keble College Oxford University Press Princeton University Press Oxford Brookes University Oxford Cultural Collective K T Bruce Photography K T Bruce Photography Ashmolean Museum Floris of London University of Oxford Alumni Office Alumni Office The Oxford Times Regional media partner BBC Radio Oxford Local radio partner Macdonald Bear Hotel Mary and Cecil Quillen The Oxford Artisan Distillery Conference Oxford Critchleys Liaison Financial Services The Litmus Partnership British Humanist Association The Sheldonian Theatre Felicity Bryan Associates The Royal Society of Literature Oxford University Museum of Natural History The Story Museum Oxford City Council City Audio Visual OX magazine