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Thursday 11 September, 13:00
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?Find out more
Thursday 18 September, 18:00
Professor of places and city planning Peter Wynne Rees describes the vision and strategy which transformed the City of London and considers how we reconcile the demands of the property industry with a range of issues in the public interest.Find out more
Wednesday 24 September, 13:00
Influential political scientist Francis Fukuyama tells the story of mankind’s emergence as a political animal, the development of state, law and democracy, and explores the modern landscape - with its uneasy tension between dictatorships and liberal democracies – arguing that in the US, and in other developed democracies, unmistakable signs of decay have emerged.Find out more
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.More RSA Animates
What if you really could change the world? Jody Williams, Nobel Peace Prize winner, firmly believes that each and every one of us can and should contribute to creating a better world. In this empowering RSA Short Jody explains why it is so important that we strive to make a difference.More RSA Shorts
Past events and podcasts
In this year’s Angus Millar Lecture in Edinburgh, Nobel Laureate economist Professor Joseph Stiglitz argues that what truly separates developed from less-developed economies is not just a gap in resources or output, but a gap in knowledge. In studying how countries learn, we can unlock a new approach to growth, development and social progress.
Tristram Hunt MP, Don Parker, Emlyn Lumley and Joanna Brinkley
With Tristram Hunt MP, Joe Hallgarten, Don Parker, Emlyn Lumley, Joanna Brinkley,