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How Adam Smith Can Change Your Life
30th Oct 2014

What is the good life and how can we achieve it? Economist Russ Roberts reveals how Adam Smith’s 250-year-old insights into human nature and happiness still apply to life today.

Why Philosophy Won't Go Away
23rd Oct 2014

Is philosophy still relevant today? Acclaimed novelist and philosopher Rebecca Goldstein offers an original thought experiment in response: how would Plato respond to our modern-day ethical dilemmas?

City Growth Commission: Final Report Launch
22nd Oct 2014

Join us for the launch of the final report of the RSA City Growth Commission, which offers a vision for the future of our cities and recommendations for boosting the UK’s long-term economic growth.

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.

Why Nudge?
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.

Hear Susan Greenfield speak at the RSA

Mind Change
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?

Danny Dorling speaks at the RSA about inequality

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%.