Upcoming events

A World Beyond Markets
29th Apr 2014, 18:00

How will the ‘collaborative commons’ transform our lives? Jeremy Rifkin, one of the world’s most popular public thinkers and political advisors, argues that capitalism will no longer be the dominant paradigm in the second half of the 21st century.

population crowd

Robin Dunbar on Evolution
30th Apr 2014, 18:00

What makes us human? In the first of an exciting series of events celebrating the return of the popular and accessible Pelican books, evolutionary anthropologist Robin Dunbar will discuss the evolution of the human species. Chaired by Gillian Tett, award-winning columnist and author, FT.

Ha-Joon Chang on Economics
1st May 2014, 13:30

Please note the new start time of 1.30pm for this event.
What is economics? In the second of our exciting series of events celebrating the return of the popular and accessible Pelican books, economist Ha-Joon Chang will provide the tools that every responsible citizen needs to understand - and address - our current economic woes. Chaired by Guardian columnist Zoe Williams.

Bruce Hood on the Domesticated Brain
7th May 2014, 18:00

How does the brain shape our behaviour? In the third of our exciting series of events celebrating the return of the popular and accessible Pelican books, leading psychologist Bruce Hood gives us a clear insight into the complexities of our grey matter.

Orlando Figes on Revolutionary Russia
8th May 2014, 13:00

Are we still dealing with the consequences of the Russian Revolution? In the last of our exciting series of events celebrating the return of the popular and accessible Pelican books, renowned historian Orlando Figes explains the causes and outcomes of the revolution.

How Do We Drive Productivity and Innovation in the Charity Sector?
8th May 2014, 18:00

Dan Corry, chief executive of NPC, explains how charitable organisations must spearhead innovation and effectiveness to increase their ability to drive change in society. Vicky Pryce, chief economic adviser of CEBR and Lucy de Groot, chief executive of CSV respond.

Alcohol and Crime: How Do We Break the Cycle?
13th May 2014, 18:30

A new survey by the Alcohol & Crime Commission has found that while many prisoners will be able to manage their alcohol problems during their sentence, a lack of support upon being released can lead them straight back into criminal behaviour. Former prison governor John Podmore and Justice Minister Jeremy Wright MP explore ways to break the cycle.

Where Do Values Come From?
15th May 2014, 13:00

Author and broadcaster Kenan Malik travels from Homer's Greece to Mao's China, from ancient India to modern America, to find out what the history of moral thought tells us about the nature of morality.

The Self is Not an Illusion
22nd May 2014, 13:00

Is there anything more to the self than brain cells and processes? Mary Midgley, one of Britain’s most respected moral philosophers, and writer and comedian Rob Newman discuss the implications of the scientific materialism that equates self with brain.

Free event with David Marquand at the RSA

Britain’s Moral Crisis, and How We Can Fix It
29th May 2014, 13:00

Leading political philosopher David Marquand argues that money, greed and selfishness have taken over our society. Can our moral economy be fixed?