Lectures and Talks
The Kindness Festival promotes education and dialogue about the transformative power of kindness, and how we can achieve kinder outcomes in wider society. Please watch and listen below to learn about some of the most recent research into kindness.
The Frome Kindness Lecture:
Kindness in Context with professor robin banerjee
Kindness in Context: Psychological Implications for Relationships and Wellbeing
The first annual Kindness Lecture for the Frome Kindness Festival was given by Professor Robin Banerjee on Tuesday 7th March 2023.
Robin is Professor of Developmental Psychology at the University of Sussex and one of the world's leading scholars in kindness research. He devised the BBC's Kindness Test, the largest ever public science project on kindness, last year.
In this lecture he discusses some of the results from this and other research findings on why kindness matters.
The lecture was followed by responses from a small expert panel and then open to questions and discussion.
The Keys to Kindness with Claudio Hammond
“You are kinder than you think, but we could all be kinder still.”
A discussion about the transformative power of Kindness with Claudia Hammond, the award-winning writer and presenter of the BBC Radio 4 series All in the Mind and The Anatomy of Kindness.
Claudia was in conversation with Rupert Kirkham, founder of the award-winning Frome FM and Frome’s 2022 Person of the Year, and with Alison Murdoch, Director of the Kindness Festival. Claudia's most recent book, The Keys to Kindness (2022), draws on the latest research from psychology and neuroscience including the 2020 Kindness Test, the largest global survey ever undertaken into attitudes to kindness.
This event took place at Frome Town Hall on Friday 10th March 2023