The format for our February meeting will be a little different to the usual. Our chair, Rachel Berger, writes: “Climate change is happening very fast, and we have a very small window of opportunity for taking strong action to prevent catastrophe later this century – yet there is little sign of commitment from either governments or individuals to this kind of drastic action. Why?” Paul Hoggett is Emeritus Professor of Social Policy at UWE, Bristol. He is a psychoanalytic psychotherapist and has been involved in training and consultancy to public and voluntary organisations for many years. He is Chair of the Climate Psychology Alliance which seeks to bring insights from depth psychology to our understanding of collective paralysis in the face of dangerous climate change. Paul will give some insights into this collective inertia, and then set listeners some questions to discuss in small groups.


This should be a fascinating meeting and highly recommended to all concerned about climate change but feeling ‘stuck’ in what we can do about it. The meeting is free (though donations to cover costs are welcomed) and open to all.  One thing you can do, if you haven’t already, is to become a member of Climate Friendly BoA which will both help us financially and show your support for our activities and aims. To be a member costs just £5 a year and you can join at one of our monthly meetings or via our website.


Monday 18th February, 7.00pm START

Wallington Hall (formerly the Masonic Hall), Church Street, BoA