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Robert Kegan’s theory of adult meaning-making has influenced theory and practice internationally across multiple disciplines. In a special RSA event, he considers: is it really possible to grow beyond the psychological independence of the “self-authoring mind,” so often seen as the zenith of adult development?
The Austerity Delusion
23rd May 2013
Political economist and YouTube sensation Mark Blyth argues that austerity policies are downright dangerous: they reward the architects of the crisis, create political instability and income inequality and almost always lead to low growth.
The Body Economic
22nd May 2013
Political economist David Stuckler presents new data that shows that austerity is seriously bad for health. Can communities and governments respond more effectively to the challenges of debt and market turmoil, and protect the health of our body economic?
Is it possible that time is real, and that the laws of physics are not fixed? Lee Smolin, A C Grayling, Gillian Tett, and Bronwen Maddox explore the implications of such a profound re-think of the natural and social sciences, and consider how it might impact the way we think about surviving the future
The House I Live In
20th May 2013
This is a special screening of Eugene Jarecki’s The House I Live In, which portrays America’s long-running war on drugs and reveals its profound human rights implications.
Lifting the Lid on the Politics of Climate Change
16th May 2013
The global response to climate change is failing. John Ashton CBE, one of the world’s leading climate diplomats, speaks candidly on what is going wrong and what is to be done. Chair: Andy Atkins, executive director, Friends of the Earth.
16th May 2013
Acclaimed writer Jay Griffiths offers a passionate defence of childhood, and mourns the loss of its 'kith' - its unique time, space and place, in Western cultures.
Are Diverse Communities Possible?
13th May 2013
Assistant professor of Sociology at Michigan State University Zachary Neal explores the potentially paradoxical relationship between neighbourhood integration and cohesion.
A Bit of Give
9th May 2013
Adam Grant, Wharton's youngest tenured professor and highest-rated teacher, outlines how being more giving can transform not just individuals and groups, but entire organizations and communities.
Winning Without Losing
2nd May 2013
Co-founder of the innovative start-up “factory” Rainmaking, Martin Bjergegaard challenges the myth that being a successful entrepreneur requires you to sacrifice most other aspects of life.