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UEA lectures explore kindness in a cruel world 

Being Kind in a Cruel World is the theme of the established Keswick Hall Lectures series at the University of East Anglia, which aims to explore aspects of faith. This series has been postponed until later in the year.

Alumni and Event Co-ordinator Rachel Watkins, from the UEA, said: “The series will hear about and discuss the place of kindness in our modern world, particularly within the realms of education.”

The free lectures will each take a different form this year.

The first lecture on March 1, Kindness in Education, will feature three short TED-style talks by Laura Biggart from UEA, Sheila Eagle from The Missing Kind, and educational consultant Mary Myatt, who will each explore the place of kindness in the curriculum and in education in general.

The second, on March 8, Kindness in the Community, will be a roundtable discussion. Tom Gaskin from The Missing Kind, Paul Bickley from Theos Think Tank and Belfast peace activist Sandra Rutherford will discuss the difference that people can make in improving their own communities.
The third on March 15, Kindness in Public Life, will feature Baroness Sal Brinton in conversation with Lee Marsden.
All lectures take place from 6.30pm at the Julian Study Centre, at the UEA and are supported by The Keswick Hall Trust, in association with the UEA Faith Literacy Network. There is no entry fee and no need to book in advance. All will be followed by a reception and chance to meet and talk with the speakers.
The lectures will also be streamed live at
Pictured above, Gateway Vineyard church in Norwich is currently undertaking a 1000 Hours kindness revolution during Lent across Norfolk, including feeding and chatting to Big Issue sellers in Norwich.

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