• The Power to Create

    The 21st century presents us with huge challenges. How can we empower people to be active participants in creating a world we want to live in? Matthew Taylor, chief executive of the RSA, offers a vision for the future.

    Watch it here
  • RSA Chairman's Annual Lecture 2014

    We’re delighted to announce that Sir Martin Davidson, Chief Executive of the British Council will deliver this year’s Chairman’s Lecture following the Annual General Meeting.

    Tuesday 7 October, 6.30pm
  • Powers to Grow: City finance and governance

    The latest report from the RSA City Growth Commission suggests that the time is now for central government to grant further decentralisation and devolution to certain metros, for the good for the UK economy as a whole.

    Read the report
  • AGM, Trustee Board and Fellowship Elections - Shape the RSA

    Voting has now opened for Fellows for Board Trustees and Fellowship Councillors, as well as proxy voting on AGM resolutions.

    Have your say
  • Latest RSA Journal out now

    The summer 2014 issue of the RSA Journal looks at a wide range of subjects including: creativity, innovation, change, business, learning, visualisation and society.

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  • RSA Shorts - Anyone Can Change the World

    What if you really could change the world? In this empowering RSA Short Jody Williams, Nobel Peace Prize winner, explains why it is so important that we strive to make a difference.

    Watch the latest RSA Short
  • RSA Fellows deliver capacity, commitment and innovation to communities from the global to the local.

    About the Fellowship

    A global network of individuals from a variety of backgrounds and disciplines who deliver capacity, commitment and innovation to communities globally to the locally. Our Catalyst fund supports Fellow-led ideas that aim to have a tangible and positive social impact.

    Get involved
  • About the RSA

    About the RSA

    The RSA: meeting 21st century challenges by showcasing ideas, undertaking innovative research and building civic capacity around the world.

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Mind Change

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

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.

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