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Monday 03 November, 18:30
On the eve of the announcement of the winner of the 2014 Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction, this year’s shortlisted authors gather at the RSA.Find out more
Thursday 30 October, 13:00
What is the good life and how can we achieve it? Economist Russ Roberts reveals how Adam Smith’s 250-year-old insights into human nature and happiness still apply to life today.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
The 21st century presents us with huge challenges. How can we empower people to be active participants in creating a world we want to live in? Matthew Taylor, chief executive of the RSA, offers a vision for the future - a world where every individual has the freedom and opportunity to develop their unique capabilities to the full.More RSA Shorts
Past events and podcasts
Is philosophy still relevant today? Acclaimed novelist and philosopher Rebecca Goldstein offers an original thought experiment in response: how would Plato respond to our modern-day ethical dilemmas?
Scilla Elworthy is founder of Peace Direct