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How Do We Drive Productivity and Innovation in the Charity Sector?

How Do We Drive Productivity and Innovation in the Charity Sector?

Thursday 08 May, 18:00

Dan Corry, chief executive of NPC, explains how charitable organisations must spearhead innovation and effectiveness to increase their ability to drive change in society. Vicky Pryce, chief economic adviser of CEBR and Lucy de Groot, chief executive of CSV respond.

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Alcohol and Crime: How Do We Break the Cycle?

Alcohol and Crime: How Do We Break the Cycle?

Tuesday 13 May, 18:30

A new survey by the Alcohol & Crime Commission has found that while many prisoners will be able to manage their alcohol problems during their sentence, a lack of support upon being released can lead them straight back into criminal behaviour. Former prison governor John Podmore and Justice Minister Jeremy Wright MP explore ways to break the cycle.

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The Self is Not an Illusion

The Self is Not an Illusion

Thursday 22 May, 13:00

Is there anything more to the self than brain cells and processes? Mary Midgley, one of Britain’s most respected moral philosophers, and writer and comedian Rob Newman discuss the implications of the scientific materialism that equates self with brain.

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RSA Animate

Re-Imagining Work

Dave Coplin imagines what might be possible if more organisations embraced the full, empowering potential of technology and encouraged a truly open, collaborative and flexible working culture.

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RSA Shorts

Growth is not enough

Does GDP really tell us all we need to know about a country's wealth and well-being? In the new RSA Short Kate Raworth makes a powerful argument to look beyond economic growth alone for a true measure of prosperity and progress.

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Past events and podcasts

Free is a Lie

Free is a Lie

Designer and social entrepreneur Aral Balkan believes it is time to build an alternate future where we own our own tools, services, and data. And to do this we must create a new category of design-led, experience-driven ‘technology’.

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UKIP and the Left Behind: What a New Party Tells Us About Modern Britain

Matthew Goodwin

Matthew Goodwin is associate professor at the School of Politics & International Relations, University of Nottingham.

 
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