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The RSA hosts one of the world’s leading public events programmes, delivering over 100 lectures, talks, screenings and debates a year. These events provide a platform for our most exciting public thinkers, and encourage intelligent exploration of today’s most urgent social challenges. Our public programme welcomes speakers from across the world and across disciplines – all united by a belief in the power of ideas to inspire and motivate social change.

To read 'The Reflexive Age' in full, click here This conversation was broadcast online on the 30th July 2020. Discover more here.

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Impact investment pioneer Sir Ronald Cohen argues that social justice must dictate the economic response to the crisis now facing countries the world over. Capitalism is being challenged as never before - it can be radically reshaped. This conversation was broadcast online on the 23rd July 2020. Discover more at: …
Impact investment pioneer Sir Ronald Cohen argues…
Women’s economic subordination is a global problem that affects us all. Gender equality, often treated as an afterthought or a luxury only wealthy countries can afford, is essential for stabilising and strengthening our economies, bettering our societies, and liberating women across the world. Economist Linda Scott examines the growing body …
Women’s economic subordination is a global proble…
As movements for change sweep across the globe, two of the UK’s most admired public thinkers, Mary Beard and David Olusoga, reflect on the enduring and evolving dialogue between past and present, and the duty we owe to the legacies we inherit. This conversation was broadcast online on the 21st …
As movements for change sweep across the globe, t…
From climate crisis to the next pandemic, the existential threat of short- termism is now all too clear. Drawing on ideas and movements from around the world, public philosopher Roman Krznaric shows how a shift to long-term thinking can help us create more just, secure and sustainable societies - and …
From climate crisis to the next pandemic, the exi…
What are the alliances, practices, tools and behaviours that will best support a united health and care system in the move towards long term change? Can we create a model of public service that is agile and resilient, able to cope with crisis and meet the needs and expectations of …
What are the alliances, practices, tools and beha…
The Covid-19 crisis has highlighted the extent to which schools have been plugging gaps in the care of vulnerable children. Can we develop a new vision and shared responsibility for young people’s education, health and wellbeing - one that places schools at the heart of a much wider community network …
The Covid-19 crisis has highlighted the extent to…
Nigel Topping is the UK’s High-Level Climate Action Champion for the pivotal COP26 climate talks. The Covid-19 crisis may have postponed the summit by a year, but we can now seize the opportunity to accelerate the transition to a zero-carbon economy, he argues - if we get the recovery measures …
Nigel Topping is the UK’s High-Level Climate Acti…
Injustice and inequality are holding us back from becoming the best society we can be, and we need to make change together, on every level. CEO of New America Anne-Marie Slaughter explores how we can enact values that make us proud. This conversation was broadcast online on the 2nd July …
Injustice and inequality are holding us back from…
Can we design recovery measures to address deep-seated issues of economic inequality and insecurity? Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer Anneliese Dodds MP and the FT’s Martin Sandbu share policy ideas to improve job quality and increase prosperity for people and places in every part of the UK. This conversation was …
Can we design recovery measures to address deep-s…
As Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham is working to shape the future of the city region, designing services and implementing policies with a central goal of improving people’s health. Leading a transition from crisis to recovery, he describes how devolved and integrated approaches are critical in supporting agility and …