• Latest report: Channelling talent

    Our latest research on 'Channelling Talent' reveals the role of social networks in recognising and rewarding talent in the music industry. We have launched our findings with a great short film to complement our report.

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  • Boosting the living standards of the self-employed

    The RSA and the Joseph Rowntree Foundation have launched a new project exploring how to improve the living standards of people who work for themselves.

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  • Latest RSA Journal out now

    The summer 2014 issue of the RSA Journal looks at a wide range of subjects including: creativity, innovation, change, business, learning, visualisation and society.

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  • Developing socially productive places

    The latest Connected Communities paper, Developing Socially Productive Places, explores the relationship between the physical and social aspects of community-building and place-making.

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  • The Power to Create

    In his 2014 Chief Executive’s lecture, Matthew Taylor explored new thinking around the RSA’s core mission: to empower people to be capable, active participants in creating the world we want to live in.

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  • RSA Shorts - Anyone Can Change the World

    What if you really could change the world? In this empowering RSA Short Jody Williams, Nobel Peace Prize winner, explains why it is so important that we strive to make a difference.

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    A global network of individuals from a variety of backgrounds and disciplines who deliver capacity, commitment and innovation to communities globally to the locally. Our Catalyst fund supports Fellow-led ideas that aim to have a tangible and positive social impact.

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    About the RSA

    The RSA: meeting 21st century challenges by showcasing ideas, undertaking innovative research and building civic capacity around the world.

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A Brief History of Humankind

Historian Yuval Noah Harari was awarded the Polonsky Prize for Creativity in the Humanistic Disciplines. His magnum opus 'Sapiens' challenges everything we know about being human – our thoughts, our actions, our power, and our future.



How We Are: Negotiating Change in Daily Life

Health psychologist Vincent Deary shows how much of our lives are lived automatically, according to beaten paths. How can we avoid becoming ‘habit machines’, and overcome our resistance to change, making our acts truly ours?

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