Upcoming events

Inside Alcatel Lucent with Douglas Coupland
23rd Sep 2014, 13:00

Era-defining author Douglas Coupland takes an inside look at the global telecoms company that powers our connected lives, and offers a unique reflection on the Internet, its future and our possible future within it.

Francis Fukuyama speaks at the RSA

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.

Danny Dorling speaks at the RSA about inequality

Inequality and the 1%
25th Sep 2014, 13:00

Leading social geographer Danny Dorling unpacks the latest research into how the lives and ideas of the 1 percent impact the remaining 99%.

Hear Susan Greenfield speak at the RSA

Mind Change
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?

RSA Chairman’s Lecture: Creative Influences
7th Oct 2014, 18:30

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.

RSA Screens: Unreported World
8th Oct 2014, 18:30

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.

Pioneering the Possible
9th Oct 2014, 13:00

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.

Why Nudge?
14th Oct 2014, 13:00

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?

What Marshmallows Can Tell Us About Self-Control
16th Oct 2014, 13:00

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.