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Vikram Patel

The Global Mental Health Crisis: What the rich world can learn from the poor

10 Apr 2013
Vikram Patel is joint director of the Centre for Global Mental Health and the co-founder of Sangath.

Chimamanda Adichie

Humanising History & Connecting Cultures: The role of literature

10 Apr 2013
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is an award-winning novelist and author of Half of A Yellow Sun and Americanah

Re-Imagining Work: Shifts in the digital revolution

08 Apr 2013
Dave Coplin is chief envisioning officer, Microsoft.

James OBrien

LBC 97.3 Live at the RSA: Is this the end of the NHS as we know it?

26 Mar 2013
James O'Brien currently presents the flagship mid-morning show on London’s talk radio station LBC 97.3 where he continues to challenge the traditional phone-in format by focussing on people’s experiences rather than opinions.

Geoff Mulgan

The Locust and the Bee

26 Mar 2013
Geoff Mulgan is the chief executive of Nesta

Liberty and Security – for all or the (privileged) few?

22 Mar 2013
Conor Gearty is professor of Human Rights Law at the London School of Economics and founder member, Matrix Chambers

Hernando de Soto

Poor People Also Have the Right to Buy and Sell

21 Mar 2013
Hernando de Soto, president at the Institute for Liberty and Democracy

Evgeny Morozov

Big Data, Small Government? Or What Happens When We Expect Silicon Valley to Do the Job of Politicians

21 Mar 2013
Evgeny Morozov is writer and researcher in politics, society and technology.

Peter Bazalgette

Sir Peter Bazalgette: Inaugural lecture

20 Mar 2013
Sir Peter Bazalgette is the Chair of Arts Council England

Manuel Castells

Networks of Outrage and Hope

20 Mar 2013
Manuel Castells is university professor and Wallis Annenberg chair of Communication Technology and Society at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles

Design and Society

18 Mar 2013
Alice Rawsthorn is design critic, the International Herald Tribune and author of 'Hello World: Where Design Meets Life' (Hamish Hamilton, 2013).

To watch Sir David Cannadine's talk

Common Humanity: Making 'us vs. them' history

14 Mar 2013
Sir David Cannadine is one of Britain’s most distinguished historians.

Watch Kevin Fong's talk at the RSA


14 Mar 2013
Dr Kevin Fong is a pioneering medical scientist

Watch Paul McMahon's talk at the RSA

Feeding Frenzy

07 Mar 2013
Paul McMahon is a sustainability expert

Watch John Gray's talk at the RSA

The Silence of Animals: On progress and other modern myths

04 Mar 2013
John Gray is one of Britain's most provocative philosophers.

Watch Don Tapscott's talk at the RSA

Solving the World’s Problems Differently

28 Feb 2013
Don Tapscott is one of the world’s leading authorities on innovation, media and the economic and social impact of technology.

Watch Dan Pink's talk at the RSA

The Surprising Truth About Moving Others

27 Feb 2013
Dan Pink is the author of a number of provocative bestselling books on the changing world of work.

Stewart Lansley

The Inequality Crisis

21 Feb 2013
Stewart Lansley is an economist

Watch Colin Mayer's talk at the RSA

21st Century Inc.: Making the corporation work for us

14 Feb 2013
Colin Mayer is Peter Moores Professor of Management Studies at the University of Oxford.

Watch David Grayson's talk at the RSA

CSR 3.0: A new global framework for responsible business

07 Feb 2013
David Grayson is director of the Doughty Centre for Corporate Responsibility

Ben Hammersley 2013

Tomorrow's Work. Why Yesterday's Expectations Are Ruining Today's Future

07 Feb 2013
Ben Hammersley is the Prime Minister’s Ambassador to TechCity and contributing editor to Wired UK

Jared Diamond

The World Until Yesterday: What we can learn from traditional societies

05 Feb 2013
Jared Diamond is professor of geography at UCLA and an influential author

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The Universe Within

31 Jan 2013
Neil Shubin is one of the world’s most distinguished palaeontologists

David West

Placing Sustainability at the Heart of Housing

31 Jan 2013
With David West, Roger Graef OBE, Nabeel Hamdi, Grainia Long and Lynsey Hanley

Rob Berkeley

Runnymede Race Debate

30 Jan 2013
With Rob Berkeley, Sunder Katwala, Catherine Fieschi, Nigel Warburton and Kirsty Hughes

Maria Konnikova

The Scientific Method Of The Mind

24 Jan 2013
Maria Konnikova is an author and columnist

Michael Boyd

Find a Voice Not Read a Script: Looking for the Heart of English

23 Jan 2013
With Michael Boyd, Chris Meade, Roger Billing, Jenny Lubuska and Sue Horner

Miles Hewstone at the RSA

Why Can't We Live Together?

17 Jan 2013
Miles Hewstone is an award-winning professor of social psychology at Oxford University

Christine Gilbert 2013

Unleashing Greatness?

10 Jan 2013
With Christine Gilbert, Andreas Schleicher, Dr Vanessa Ogden, David Carter, Professor Chris Husbands, Professor Becky Francis, Matthew Taylor

Tony Juniper

What Has Nature Ever Done For Us?

10 Jan 2013
Tony Juniper is a campaigner, writer, sustainability adviser and environmentalist.

John Lloyd

General Ignorance: It's all about what you don't know

06 Dec 2012
John Lloyd is a director, producer and writer. Spitting Image, Not The Nine o'Clock News, Blackadder and QI are just a handful of the programmes he's helped to create

Nassim Nicholas Taleb


06 Dec 2012
Nassim Nicholas Taleb is the bestselling author of 'The Black Swan' and one of the most radical and iconoclastic thinkers of our time

Andrew Park

The RSA Animate Revolution

03 Dec 2012
Andrew Park is an illustrator and founder of Cognitive Media, Richard Wiseman is professor of the public understanding of psychology.

Watch Daniel Tammet's talk at the RSA

How Maths Illuminates Our Lives

27 Nov 2012
Daniel Tammet is an acclaimed author and one of the world’s most extraordinary minds

Andrew Adonis

Tackling Reform, Transforming Lives

27 Nov 2012
With Brett Wigdortz, Lord Adonis and Dr Jane Keeley

HIlary Rose

Hilary and Steven Rose

22 Nov 2012
Steven Rose is a neuroscientist and Hilary Rose is a sociologist

Thomas Pogge at the RSA

Ending Poverty

20 Nov 2012
Thomas Pogge is one of the world’s most influential and challenging political philosophers

Mark Fisher

RDI Address: Armies of Pleasure

14 Nov 2012
Mark Fisher OBE is an architect and production designer

Watch Jeremy Heimans talk at the RSA

How to Build a Mass Movement Now

13 Nov 2012
Jeremy Heimans is CEO of and David Miliband MP is founder Movement for Change

Ben Lucas

Fiscal Fallout

12 Nov 2012
With Lord Michael Bichard, Ian Mulheirn, Ben Lucas and Jenni Russell

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