Design for life

Enabling people, places and the planet to flourish in harmony

Artwork by Peter Crowther for RSA Journal.


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We are the royal society for arts, manufactures and commerce - a global network of changemakers enabling people, places and the planet to flourish in harmony




UK Urban Futures Commission


So much of the potential of UK cities remains untapped - and there is huge scope for them to add dynamism to our economies, cohesiveness to our communities and redemption to our environment. But how is this to be done?

Social connections


Working with Meta's 'Data for Good programme' we will leverage insights from Facebook data to better understand how all forms of social connections between people affect the opportunities they have in their lives. We call this ‘social capital’.

Student Design Awards


In 2024 we'll be celebrating 100 years of recognising innovative ideas, get involved in the world’s longest-running design competition. By taking part, you'll be joining a century-strong alumni of incredible forward-thinking changemakers who have inspired a generation to tackle the challenges that face our people, place and planet.

A manifesto for the long term


Phillip Ward

Sophie Hague: me and my education


Sophie Hague


Online community for Fellows

Circle provides a global digital space for you to chat, connect and collaborate.

Upcoming events

  • Creating an inclusive and accessible labour market

    Fellowship events / Online


    Join a discussion between RSA Fellows, who have developed proposals to improve flexible working and a new Workplace Health Service, and representatives of the disability sections of political parties.

  • A vision for the future of primary education

    Fellowship events

    Caper Book Shop, Oxford OX4 1RE

    How can we maximise the early educational opportunities for the next generation, in order to be ready to face a very changed economic, societal and working environment?

  • 2023 RDI Address

    Public talks

    RSA House and online via YouTube

    Charlie Paton RDI, founder and director of Seawater Greenhouse Ltd will give this year’s RDI Address exploring creative solutions to complex and interconnected global challenges.

Visiting RSA House

Fellows and the general public can access our Coffee House from the RSA's Durham House Street entrance.

Book a room at RSA House

Historic RSA House combines Georgian splendour with high quality contemporary design and is a versatile space suitable for a variety of events.

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Become an RSA Fellow

The RSA Fellowship is a unique global network of change-makers enabling people, places and the planet to flourish in harmony.

The Coffee House

Coffee, food and connections. An inspiring place to collaborate.



Shape the future

Find out how we unite people and ideas in collective action to create opportunities to regenerate our world.

Our proven approach to change

For everyone who is passionate about making social change happen.

The combination of a stellar public events programme, allied with a brilliant research agenda and a constant willingness to engage with pressing policy questions, means that the RSA is playing a pivotal role in shaping policymaking across the political spectrum.

Co-Founder of Hubble and Second Home, previous Senior Policy Advisor to the Prime Minister Rohan Silva

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