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RDI Address 2014: Building New Worlds
27th Nov 2014
Visionary production designer Alex McDowell RDI will give the 2014 address.
Command and Control
27th Nov 2014
Acclaimed investigative journalist Eric Schlosser reveals the dangerous history of the management of nuclear weapons – and the grave risk they still pose to humankind.
How can we create a wealthier, fairer and more stable world? Adam Lent, director of the RSA's Action and Research Centre, delivers an impassioned plea for a really big 'small' revolution.
Love, Death, Self and Soul
19th Nov 2014
In the final event of the series, project director Dr Jonathan Rowson addresses the often unacknowledged spiritual roots of public life, and proposes a new framework for a ‘post-religious spirituality’.
Humanity Above Bureaucracy
17th Nov 2014
Jos de Blok receives the 2014 RSA Albert Medal for his work as founder of Buurtzorg, a transformational new model of community health care.
Sir John Elvidge, former Permanent Secretary to the Scottish Government, visits the RSA to explore how the state can improve public services and wellbeing by harnessing the strengths of its citizens, and devolving power to communities.
Towards an Educational (R)evolution?
6th Nov 2014
Author and teacher Debra Kidd argues that education has become fixated on conformity and compliance at the expense of creativity. What might be done to reform the system from the bottom up?
4th Nov 2014
Award-winning architect Sarah Wigglesworth argues for a model in which people have a greater control of the built environment around them, with architects as enablers, collaborators and advisors.
All the Best Stories Are True
3rd Nov 2014
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.
How Adam Smith Can Change Your Life
30th Oct 2014
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.