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Listen to Peter Rees talk at the RSA

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.

Hear Robert Cialdini at the RSA

Small Changes to Make a Big Difference
18th Sep 2014

In the field of influence and persuasion, Robert Cialdini is the world’s most cited living social psychologist, and the author of the seminal work 'Influence'. He returns to the RSA to reveal the small changes that make the biggest impact when persuading others.

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Design and Democracy
17th Sep 2014

Join us for this special event to celebrate the launch of the 2014/15 RSA Student Design Award briefs – with designer Alastair Parvin speaking on the future of open design, community development and WikiHouse.

Vincent Deary speaks at the RSA

How We Are: Negotiating Change in Daily Life
11th Sep 2014

Health psychologist Vincent Deary shows how much of our lives are lived automatically, according to beaten paths. How can we avoid becoming ‘habit machines’, and overcome our resistance to change, making our acts truly ours?

hear Yuval Harari speak at the RSA

A Brief History of Humankind
9th Sep 2014

Historian Yuval Noah Harari was awarded the Polonsky Prize for Creativity in the Humanistic Disciplines. His magnum opus 'Sapiens' challenges everything we know about being human – our thoughts, our actions, our power, and our future.

Joseph Stiglitz at RSA Scotland

RSA Scotland Angus Millar Lecture 2014 - Creating a Learning Society
26th Aug 2014

In this year’s Angus Millar Lecture in Edinburgh, Nobel Laureate economist Professor Joseph Stiglitz argues that what truly separates developed from less-developed economies is not just a gap in resources or output, but a gap in knowledge. In studying how countries learn, we can unlock a new approach to growth, development and social progress.

Camp Bestival

The RSA Hour at Camp Bestival 2014
2nd Aug 2014

Once again we are packing our suitcases and travelling to Camp Bestival at Lulworth Castle in Dorset to present The RSA Hour. This year we are joined by Dr Ben Ambridge who asks what makes us smarter and Dr Kevin Fong who explores our obsesssion with space travel.

Spirituality series - panel debate on love

What Kind of Love Do We Need?
17th Jul 2014

In the penultimate event in our spirituality series, Simon May, Devorah Baum and Mark Vernon join us to examine an experience and ideal that many believe has to be at the heart of any reappraisal of the spiritual: love.

Free talk at the RSA with Tristram Hunt MP on education

Who Should Have the Power to Create the School Curriculum?
17th Jul 2014

Shadow Secretary of State for Education, Tristram Hunt MP visits the RSA to talk about innovation in curriculum development.

The Frugal Innovator
15th Jul 2014

Leading authority on creativity and innovation Charles Leadbeater shows what we can learn from entrepreneurs in developing countries, who are responding to constraints of capital and resources by devising low-cost solutions to pressing social challenges which are lean, simple, clean and social.