Our vision is to be a powerful and innovative force. Bringing together different disciplines and perspectives, we bring new ideas and urgent and provocative debates to a mass audience. We work with partners to generate real progress in our chosen project areas, and through our 27,000 Fellows we want be seen as a source of capacity, commitment and insight in communities from the global to the local.
Underpinning our work are enduring beliefs in human progress, reasoned enquiry, environmental sustainability, and ethical commitment combined now with a commitment to public participation and social inclusion.
In pursuing these aims we are led by four values: independence, commitment, honesty and openness.
Our way of working consists of providing a platform for critical debate and new ideas; working with partners to translate knowledge and progressive thinking into practical change; and inspiring our network of Fellows to be a force for civic innovation and social change.
The RSA Fellowship is a powerful national and international network of accomplished individuals. Fellows are encouraged actively to engage with all aspects of the RSA’s work and to develop their own local and issue based initiatives. Fellows bring a wealth of expertise and influence but more than that they bring a shared commitment to the values and working methods of our Society.
The rationale for our research and development projects ranges from those which seek to push the boundaries of thought in areas fundamental to the RSA's values, to those which develop new multi-disciplinary approaches to those which work directly with practitioners to generate research based innovation and change.