• RSA Shorts - 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.

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  • City Growth Commission: Final Report Launch

    We're delighted that The Right Honourable Lord Heseltine CH and Sir Richard Leese will deliver the keynote addresses marking the launch of the final City Growth Commission report.

    Wednesday 22 October, 11am
  • UniverCities: The knowledge to power UK metros

    The City Growth Commission proposes recommendations to enhance the contribution that higher education in the UK makes to city growth.

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  • Why Philosophy Won't Go Away

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

    Thursday 23 October, 1pm
  • 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
  • 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 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.

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  • 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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22

Oct

City Growth Commission: Final Report Launch

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.

23

Oct

Why Philosophy Won't Go Away

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?

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