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Roman Krznaric

Roman Krznaric

Roman Krznaric is a cultural thinker and writer on the art of living. He is a founding faculty member of The School of Life, and advises organisations including Oxfam and the United Nations on using empathy and conversation to create social change. He has been named by The Observer as one of Britain’s leading popular philosophers. 

He has taught sociology and politics at Cambridge University and City University, London, and has done human rights work in Central America with refugees and indigenous people. For several years he was Project Director at The Oxford Muse, the avant-garde foundation to stimulate courage and invention in personal, professional and cultural life. He regularly speaks at public events on topics such as empathy, the history of love, the future of work, and the art of living. Recent appearances include the Edinburgh International Festival, the Latitude Arts Festival and the London Design Festival.His latest books are The Wonderbox: Curious Histories of How to Live, which explores what we can learn from the past about better living, and How to Find Fulfilling Work, part of The School of Life's practical philosophy series edited by Alain de Botton. Roman’s books are currently being translated into over a dozen languages. His blog dedicated to empathy and the art of living, www.outrospection.org, has been featured in the media around the world.His new book, Empathy: A Handbook for Revolution, will be published in the UK in February 2014.Roman is a fanatical real tennis player, has worked as a gardener, and has a passion for furniture making. His ambition is to found the world’s first empathy museum.www.romankrznaric.comwww.outrospection.orgImage © Kate Raworth

He has taught sociology and politics at Cambridge University and City University, London, and has done human rights work in Central America with refugees and indigenous people. For several years he was Project Director at The Oxford Muse, the avant-garde foundation to stimulate courage and invention in personal, professional and cultural life. He regularly speaks at public events on topics such as empathy, the history of love, the future of work, and the art of living. Recent appearances include the Edinburgh International Festival, the Latitude Arts Festival and the London Design Festival. 

His latest books are The Wonderbox: Curious Histories of How to Live, which explores what we can learn from the past about better living, and How to Find Fulfilling Work, part of The School of Life's practical philosophy series edited by Alain de Botton. Roman’s books are currently being translated into over a dozen languages. His blog dedicated to empathy and the art of living, www.outrospection.org, has been featured in the media around the world. 

His new book, Empathy: A Handbook for Revolution, will be published in the UK in February 2014. 

Roman is a fanatical real tennis player, has worked as a gardener, and has a passion for furniture making. His ambition is to found the world’s first empathy museum. 

www.romankrznaric.com 

www.outrospection.org

image © Kate Raworth