Upcoming events

City Growth Commission: Final Report Launch
22nd Oct 2014, 11:00

Join us for the launch of the final report of the RSA City Growth Commission, which offers a vision for the future of our cities and recommendations for boosting the UK’s long-term economic growth.

Why Philosophy Won't Go Away
23rd Oct 2014, 13:00

Is philosophy still relevant today? Acclaimed novelist and philosopher Rebecca Goldstein offers an original thought experiment in response: how would Plato respond to our modern-day ethical dilemmas?

How Adam Smith Can Change Your Life
30th Oct 2014, 13:00

What is the good life and how can we achieve it? Economist Russ Roberts reveals how Adam Smith’s 250-year-old insights into human nature and happiness still apply to life today.

All the Best Stories Are True
3rd Nov 2014, 18:30

On the eve of the announcement of the winner of the 2014 Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction, this year’s shortlisted authors gather at the RSA.

Disobedient Architecture
4th Nov 2014, 18:00

Award-winning architect Sarah Wigglesworth argues for a model in which people have a greater control of the built environment around them, with architects as enablers, collaborators and advisors.

Towards an Educational (R)evolution?
6th Nov 2014, 13:00

Author and teacher Debra Kidd argues that education has become fixated on conformity and compliance at the expense of creativity. What might be done to reform the system from the bottom up?

The Enabling State: Giving Power to Citizens and Communities
13th Nov 2014, 13:00

Sir John Elvidge, former Permanent Secretary to the Scottish Government, visits the RSA to explore how the state can improve public services and wellbeing by harnessing the strengths of its citizens, and devolving power to communities.

Humanity Above Bureaucracy
17th Nov 2014, 18:00

Jos de Blok receives the 2014 RSA Albert Medal for his work as founder of Buurtzorg, a transformational new model of community health care.