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How to Change the Post-Crash Economy
6th Mar 2014
An expert panel including Costas Lapavitsas - professor of economics at SOAS, Paul Mason, Culture and Digital editor, Channel 4 News; Mariana Mazzucato RM Phillips professor in the Economics of Innovation at Sussex University; and Seumas Milne, Guardian columnist and author, convene to discuss the state of the UK economy today.
The Truth About Social Mobility
6th Mar 2014
Many people assume that it is much easier to move between social classes today than in the past. But new research by economist Gregory Clark, based on tracking family names across generations, reveals that mobility rates are lower than conventionally estimated, and that inherited advantage remains a deeply entrenched force.
The Political Origins of Banking Crises
27th Feb 2014
Economist Charles Calomiris examines the puzzling pervasiveness of dysfunctional banking, and argues that bank crises are often the predictable result of political bargains, and that these bargains are structured by a society’s fundamental political institutions.
Assisted Dying – Who Makes the Final Decision?
20th Feb 2014
Should there be a change in the law to permit physicians and others to assist death in terminally ill, mentally competent people who have expressed a wish to die? A panel of expert commentators, including philosopher and author Raymond Tallis, address one of the most challenging questions of our times.
The True Cost of Economics
13th Feb 2014
Dr Philip Roscoe argues that economics is not a science, it's a way of thinking - one that skews all our choices towards self-interest. But now that our most urgent challenges require collective action, it’s time to think differently.
RSA Screens - InRealLife
10th Feb 2014
Join us for an exclusive screening of Beeban Kidron’s documentary InRealLife, a revealing exploration of the ways in which the internet is changing childhood.
Does the News Do Us Any Good?
6th Feb 2014
Alain de Botton asks: what is it that we're really looking for when we watch or read the news - and is it doing us any good?
Skills for the 21st Century Summit
4th Feb 2014
As of September 2014, the UK will make computer programming part of its national K-12 curriculum, making it the first G20 country to put coding at the centre of education reform. Inspired by this ambitious policy, international policymakers, business leaders and today’s most exciting education entrepreneurs gather at the RSA to re-imagine “Skills for the 21st Century.”
Can You Make Yourself Smarter?
30th Jan 2014
Award-winning science journalist Dan Hurley investigates the new field of intelligence training, and asks: can we really boost our brain power?
23rd Jan 2014
Sir Lawrence Freedman, one of the world's leading authorities on war and international politics, synthesizes the vast history of strategy, and reveals how it has come to pervade virtually every aspect of life today.