From the personal to the social: Climate psychology and the sense of responsibility
Join us and keynote speakers Ro Randall and Paul Hoggett for a day of exploration of the psycho-social approach to engaging with Climate Change.
Keynote speakers Bios
Rosemary Randall is a psychoanalytic psychotherapist (retired) who has worked widely on the use of small groups to foster social change. She is co-founder of the community group Cambridge Carbon Footprint and co-founder of the Carbon Conversations project. She has written widely on the psychology of climate change and is co-author with Andy Brown of In Time for Tomorrow? The Carbon Conversations Handbook. She is a founder member of the CPA and on the Advisory Board.
Paul Hoggett is Chair of the Climate Psychology Alliance. He has been an ‘activist’ off and on (more off than on) for over 40 years and wrote a book Partisans in an Uncertain World about the contradictions of political engagement 25 years ago. He is Emeritus Professor of Social Policy at UWE, Bristol, an OPUS Fellow and a psychoanalytic psychotherapist.
Keynote presentation by Paul Hoggett
“You Who Live Safe in Your Warm Houses”
These opening words to Primo Levi’s book If This is a Man represent the call upon us from the condemned of the world. How can we respond to a world on fire? When is our response enough? Paul Hoggett will reflect on comfort, conscience, the joy of action, forgiveness of self and varieties of bad faith.
Keynote presentation by Ro Randall
"Talking successfully about climate change"
Conversations about climate change with family, friends and colleagues frequently end in conflict, misunderstanding or stalemate. In this workshop we will explore what goes on in these difficult conversations and practise ways of making them go better.