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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’.

Humanity Above Bureaucracy
17th Nov 2014

Jos de Blok receives the 2014 RSA Albert Medal for his work as founder of Buurtzorg, a transformational new model of community health care.

The Enabling State: Giving Power to Citizens and Communities
13th Nov 2014

Sir John Elvidge, former Permanent Secretary to the Scottish Government, visits the RSA to explore how the state can improve public services and wellbeing by harnessing the strengths of its citizens, and devolving power to communities.

Towards an Educational (R)evolution?
6th Nov 2014

Author and teacher Debra Kidd argues that education has become fixated on conformity and compliance at the expense of creativity. What might be done to reform the system from the bottom up?

Disobedient Architecture
4th Nov 2014

Award-winning architect Sarah Wigglesworth argues for a model in which people have a greater control of the built environment around them, with architects as enablers, collaborators and advisors.

All the Best Stories Are True
3rd Nov 2014

On the eve of the announcement of the winner of the 2014 Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction, this year’s shortlisted authors gather at the RSA.

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.