The RSA Hour at Camp Bestival 2014
2nd Aug 2014, 10:00
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.
RSA Scotland Angus Millar Lecture 2014 - Creating a Learning Society
26th Aug 2014, 18:30
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.
A Brief History of Humankind
9th Sep 2014, 13:00
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.
Small Changes to Make a Big Difference
18th Sep 2014, 13:00
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.
Political Order and Political Decay
24th Sep 2014, 13:00
Influential political scientist Francis Fukuyama tells the story of mankind’s emergence as a political animal, the development of state, law and democracy, and explores the modern landscape - with its uneasy tension between dictatorships and liberal democracies – arguing that in the US, and in other developed democracies, unmistakable signs of decay have emerged.
2nd Oct 2014, 13:00
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?