Working Conference on Compassion

Date of Event: 

Thursday, October 1, 2015 (All day) to Friday, October 2, 2015 (All day)


Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, UK

Thursday, 1 October - Friday, 2 October 2015

Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, UK

This workshop will be held in the birthplace of Charles Darwin to offer the opportunity and forums to share ideas and learning around compassion, to debate and build bridges, to identify questions that require exploration and to form new alliances with leading experts and thinkers in the field of compassion.

There will be a range of workshops and opportunities for debate with international experts across the field of compassion including

Keynote Speakers

Karen Armstrong - Author, TED prize winner 

Ruth Padel - Poet and Author, Great-great-granddaughter of Charles Darwin

Speakers and Workshop Leads 

  • John Ballatt – Co-Author “Intelligent Kindness”
  • Keith Barrow – Leader, Shropshire Council (tbc)
  • Joan Brown-Campbell – Chair, Charter for Compassion, USA
  • Clare Gerada – Past-Chair, Royal College of General Practice
  • Paul Gilbert – Professor of Clinical Psychology, University of Derby
  • Mohamed Keshavjee – Scholar and Author
  • Tori McClure – President, Spalding University, USA
  • Mervyn Morris – Professor, Community Mental Health, Birmingham City University
  • Patrick Pietroni – Director, CPTPC University of Chester
  • Rod Thomson – Public Health Director, Shropshire

Early Booking Now!

Before 1 May 2015 - One day = £150.00 / Two days = £250.00

From 1 May 2015 - One day = £175.00 / Two days = £300.00
Concessions available/CPD Points available on request

For bookings go to Theatre Severn or phone +44 (0)1743 281281
For further details contact Julie Vernon or phone +44 (0)1743 34173

Conference Co-Directors
Professor Patrick Pietroni and Professor Paul Gilbert