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Tuesday 09 September, 13:00
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.Find out more
Thursday 18 September, 13:00
In the field of influence and persuasion, Robert Cialdini is the world’s most cited living social psychologist, and the author of the seminal work 'Influence'. He returns to the RSA to reveal the small changes that make the biggest impact when persuading others.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 the penultimate event in our spirituality series, Simon May, Devorah Baum and Mark Vernon join us to examine an experience and ideal that many believe has to be at the heart of any reappraisal of the spiritual: love.
The Great Disruption: Unleashing the power to create
With Adam Lent, Anthony Painter, Rowan Conway and Sophie Thomas