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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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Human Nature

Since classical antiquity the idea of human nature has played a central role in our understanding of ourselves and of our place in the world, providing the source of norms of conduct, as well as presenting a categorical framework for living a good, and fulfilled life. At the same time … 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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New Years Resolutions: A Student’s Guide

January is the time for hastily made, easily broken New Years resolutions. Perhaps in the depths of a New Years Day hangover you resolved to stop drinking, or after trying for over five minutes to squeeze into your old skinny jeans that fit perfectly in November, you resolved to eat … Continue reading

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A Christmas Message From The Dalai Lama Centre For Compassion

In the run up to this Christmas, with the shopping mania intensifying, there seemed to be a greater emphasis than ever on the materialistic (since when was Black Friday a UK thing?), while at the same time many of my friends and family have never felt more lacklustre at the … Continue reading

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FROM THE DIRECTOR’S CHAIR

In his best-selling manifesto for a more compassionate society, ETHICS FOR THE NEW MILLENNIUM, the Dalai Lama makes a startling claim. He says that, fundamentally, human nature is compassionate. In support of this claim, the Dalai Lama points out that increasing numbers of scientific studies provide compelling evidence to support … Continue reading

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