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RSA/NSPCC event - How nurture alters nature
5th Dec 2013
Professor Moshe Szyf’s trailblazing research in epigenetics highlights the impact that external factors and the social environment can have on gene expression. In this special RSA NSPCC event, he considers how we deploy the latest scientific thinking to some of today's toughest challenges.
What's Next For Foreign Aid?
5th Dec 2013
Leading international development consultant and researcher Ben Ramalingam and NESTA chief executive Geoff Mulgan discuss how insights from the cutting edge of science can help make foreign aid more appropriate, innovative, and catalytic.
One Way and Another
2nd Dec 2013
Adam Phillips, one of Britain’s most renowned psychoanalysts and literary figures, joins RSA Chief Executive Matthew Taylor for a conversation about life, the universe, and everything (and maybe a little Freud as well).
RDI Address 2013: ‘The Correct Use’
28th Nov 2013
Malcolm Garrett RDI, graphic designer and incoming Master of the RSA’s Faculty of Royal Designers for Industry will give the 2013 address, highlighting the value of design in education and industry.
The Burning Question
28th Nov 2013
Environmental journalist and author Duncan Clark argues that tackling global warming means persuading the world to leave fossil fuels in the ground. But does the political and economic will exist to make this a reality?
In the next in our new series of talks and debates opening up a new public conversation about spirituality in the 21st century, Professor Guy Claxton explores spirituality’s embodied nature.
A Future Beyond Capitalism?
21st Nov 2013
Unfettered capitalism has caused widespread damage, but is there a feasible alternative? Journalist Dan Hancox brings us intelligence from the frontline of a thriving communist utopia in Spain, and discusses the possibility of a global paradigmatic shift.
20th Nov 2013
From climate change and terrorism to nuclear proliferation and the fate of the world’s poor, what does a progressive UK foreign policy look like in what many predict will be an ‘Asian century’? Shadow Foreign Secretary Douglas Alexander MP visits the RSA to explore the challenges ahead for policymakers.
London Borough of Lewisham chief executive Barry Quirk will discuss how he has used design as a tool in making public services better, quicker and cheaper.
The Confidence Trap
14th Nov 2013
Professor David Runciman warns that the belief that democracies can muddle through anything is a “confidence trap” that may lead ultimately to a crisis that proves just too big to escape.