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Thursday 13 March, 13:00
Academic philosopher and author Simon Blackburn explores the history of self-regard from Narcissus to "the selfie", and asks - is self-love to be deplored or is it a healthy and necessary part of life?Find out more
Wednesday 19 March, 18:00
Acclaimed writer and documentary maker Jon Ronson has spent his life meeting extraordinary people and exploring curious events. In his RSA Commencement address he shares some of the life lessons he’s learned along the way.Find out more
Monday 31 March, 18:00
In the latest event in our series on spirituality in the 21st century, psychiatrist and writer Iain McGilchrist considers the status of the soul. Once considered the most important part, indeed the whole purpose, of a human life - has science has now rendered the idea of the soul irretrievably redundant? If so, what have we lost?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
Can you really have your cake and eat it? According to Michael Pollan, you can. In this fun RSA Short, Pollan explains how to eat well by following one simple rule without the need for fad diets or deprivation.More RSA Shorts
Past events and podcasts
An expert panel including Costas Lapavitsas - professor of economics at SOAS, Paul Mason, Culture and Digital editor, Channel 4 News; Mariana Mazzucato RM Phillips professor in the Economics of Innovation at Sussex University; and Seumas Milne, Guardian columnist and author, convene to discuss the state of the UK economy today.
Alain de Botton
Alain de Botton is a writer and the founder of the School of Life.