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Knowledge is Beautiful
11th Dec 2014

Data journalist, designer and founder of the blog sensation Information is Beautiful, David McCandless visits the RSA to demonstrate how visualised information can help us comprehend, navigate and find meaning in a complex world.

Britain Belongs to Someone Else
11th Dec 2014

Award-winning novelist and journalist James Meek visits the RSA to explain how Britain’s common wealth became private, and the impact it has had on us all: from the growing shortage of housing to spiralling energy bills.

Envisioning a New Public Art
9th Dec 2014

Art historian William L Pressly offers an in-depth analysis of James Barry’s murals depicting the progress of human culture and
knowledge.

Efficiency and Reform – The Next Chapter
8th Dec 2014

Five days after the last Autumn Statement before the election, Minister for the Cabinet Office and Paymaster General Francis Maude visits the RSA to expand on the innovative approaches being applied to the design and delivery of modern public services.

The Political Economy of Climate Change
4th Dec 2014

Robin Hahnel, professor of economics at Portland State University discusses what must be done to combat climate change, and what political obstacles must be overcome if humans are to avoid the fate of lemmings.

Public Relations: The Master Now
2nd Dec 2014

Has the internet and social media revolution allowed the public relations industry to dominate journalism?

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.

Small is Powerful: Beyond Big Business, Big State, and Big Culture
20th Nov 2014

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’.