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What Marshmallows Can Tell Us About Self-Control
16th Oct 2014
One of the most influential psychologists of the 20th century, Walter Mischel, visits the RSA to explore the nature of willpower, and the implications it has for everything from parenting to public policy.
14th Oct 2014
Renowned public thinker Cass Sunstein defends his groundbreaking nudge theory. When the state seeks to influence our choices in “our best interests” is this liberty-infringing meddling, or simply good government?
Pioneering the Possible
9th Oct 2014
Peace builder Scilla Elworthy proposes ten new 21st century values to replace the stale values of the past, in order to build a world that works for all.
RSA Screens: Unreported World
8th Oct 2014
Join us for this preview screening of Channel 4’s Unreported World: Syria’s Invisible Refugees, followed by a discussion with reporter Giles Duley and Aleema Shivji, director of Handicap International UK.
RSA Chairman’s Lecture: Creative Influences
7th Oct 2014
In the 2014 RSA Chairman’s Lecture, Sir Martin Davidson, CEO of the British Council, asks whether creativity offers the UK a way ahead in an increasingly dangerous international environment.
2nd Oct 2014
Leading neuroscientist Susan Greenfield considers the vast range of technologies that are creating a new environment around us, and asks: how can we ensure these powerful forces bring out the best in us, and allow us to lead more meaningful, more creative lives?
Inequality and the 1%
25th Sep 2014
Leading social geographer Danny Dorling unpacks the latest research into how the lives and ideas of the 1 percent impact the remaining 99%.
Political Order and Political Decay
24th Sep 2014
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.
Inside Alcatel Lucent with Douglas Coupland
23rd Sep 2014
Era-defining author Douglas Coupland takes an inside look at the global telecoms company that powers our connected lives, and offers a unique reflection on the Internet, its future and our possible future within it.
Knocking the Corners off the Square Mile
18th Sep 2014
Professor of places and city planning Peter Wynne Rees describes the vision and strategy which transformed the City of London and considers how we reconcile the demands of the property industry with a range of issues in the public interest.