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There are events for just about every age and interest at the Book Festival, bringing readers and writers together for inspiration, entertainment and discussion. Around 1000 authors appear in over 800 events, including novelists, poets, scientists, sportsmen, illustrators, comics creators, historians, musicians, biographers, Nobel and Booker prize-winners and many more besides.

Peter Bazalgette

Espousing Empathy

Monday 28 August 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Empathy is an extraordinary human attribute, allowing people to put themselves in the shoes of others and view struggles and vicissitudes as they affect the world. The former chair of Arts Council England today shares his new book, The Empathy Instinct,...