From the Self to the Selfie
13th Mar 2014, 13:00
Academic philosopher and author Simon Blackburn explores the history of self-regard from Narcissus to "the selfie", and asks - is self-love to be deplored or is it a healthy and necessary part of life?
RSA Commencement – with Jon Ronson
19th Mar 2014, 18:00
Acclaimed writer and documentary maker Jon Ronson has spent his life meeting extraordinary people and exploring curious events. In his RSA Commencement address he shares some of the life lessons he’s learned along the way.
Design and its Critics
20th Mar 2014, 13:00
Deyan Sudjic, director of the Design Museum and the author of a new book, 'B is for Bauhaus' explores the many meanings of design, from the political and social, to the seductions of aesthetics and salesmanship.
Creating a Rehabilitation Culture
24th Mar 2014, 18:00
Leading criminologist Shadd Maruna asks: can we make a decisive shift from targeted programmes of intervention within a predominantly punitive criminal justice culture, to a much more pervasive rehabilitation ethos that extends to entire institutions, services and communities?
Autism at Work: Releasing Talent and Harnessing Creativity
27th Mar 2014, 13:00
In the run up to World Autism Awareness Day on 2 April, a diverse panel featuring an employer, an academic, an Autism at Work expert, and an autistic employee, gather to ask: how can workplaces adapt so as to offer greater opportunities to those with autism, and benefit themselves as a result?
What Happened to the Soul?
31st Mar 2014, 18:00
In the latest event in our series on spirituality in the 21st century, psychiatrist and writer Iain McGilchrist considers the status of the soul. Once considered the most important part, indeed the whole purpose, of a human life - has science has now rendered the idea of the soul irretrievably redundant? If so, what have we lost?
What Does the Rise of UKIP Tell Us About Modern Britain?
3rd Apr 2014, 13:00
Political scientist Matthew Goodwin asks: who is voting for the party, why, and what do these changing political loyalties tell us about the current state of British politics and society?
The Contradictions of Capitalism
9th Apr 2014, 18:00
One of the world’s most respected public thinkers visits the RSA to explore the hidden workings of capital. David Harvey, Distinguished Professor of Anthropology at the City University of New York Graduate School, unravels the paradoxes at the heart of capitalism and offers a manifesto for a new way forward.
Search Inside Yourself
23rd Apr 2014, 18:30
Early Google engineer and personal growth pioneer Chade-Meng Tan has distilled emotional intelligence into a set of practical tools and skills that anyone can learn, showing that achieving success at work and growing inner joy can go hand in hand.