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Kerry Smallman

About Kerry Smallman

Kerry Smallman has lectured in British Civilisation, Communication Studies and English Language at Von Humboldt University (Berlin), Eichstaett University (Bavaria) and The University of Côte d’Opale (Boulogne).

She manages the centre’s web presence and blogs on topical ethical issues. Her work has appeared in national media such as The Voice newspaper and The BBC World Service, as well as local and specialist magazines, such as Future Music, South Edinburgh Echo and Oxfordshire Music Scene. She presents a weekly show on Destiny 105 FM.

A Day With The Dalai Lama

Personal Reflections by the Director of Communications of the Dalai Lama Centre for Compassion. The energy and commitment that the Dalai Lama has – at the age of 80 – for inspiring compassionate action is quite simply astounding. On Tuesday, we had the pleasure of spending over four hours in … Continue reading

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How Glastonbury Reacted To The Dalai Lama

They say that nobody is as big as Glastonbury. Not Mick Jagger, not Kanye West, not even Lionel Ritchie can compete with the 5-day celebration of life, music, freedom and creativity that is Glastonbury Festival. Would the Dalai Lama be any different? Would he be just another face in an … Continue reading

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Is the Internet Making Us Less Compassionate?

In a recent TED talk, Monica Lewinsky expressed the view that the internet might be making us less compassionate. Lewinsky explains how she was one of the first people to be trolled en masse by a nascent internet.  Her 18-minute talk, entitled “The Price of Shame” describes how she was … Continue reading

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The Surprising Truth About Volunteering

A recent thread on The Student Room asked whether or not it is a good idea to volunteer in a charity shop. Just about every reply focused on the fact that it was good for CV brownie points. In fact, this reason was mentioned far more than those warm, fuzzy … Continue reading

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Town, Gown and Down-and-out: Compassionate Solutions To Oxford’s Housing Crisis

As well as the breath-taking honey-coloured stone, the famous dreaming spires and the tweed-clad Dons, the one thing that many visitors first notice is the number of homeless people on Oxford’s streets. Indeed, the homeless in Oxford are as numerous as they are visible. On any one night in Oxford, … Continue reading

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Compassion at the Interface of Self and Other

Any writer is familiar with the feeling of spending so long looking at a word on the page that it appears to be spelled incorrectly, even though they know it to be correct. Sartre describes the sensation of looking at your hand and it no longer appears to be the … Continue reading

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