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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




Fellows Festival 2024

Featured Event

As we embark on our 270th anniversary year we will demonstrate how our heritage has defined our commitment to courage. We will also reflect on how nearly three centuries of social impact has shaped our behaviour and look at how we can be even braver and bolder in our social change ambitions.

Student Design Awards


Submissions for the 2024 Student Design Awards are now open. By participating, you'll be joining an alumni of incredible forward-thinking changemakers tackling the challenges facing our people, place and planet.

Capabilities for life


We enable individuals and collectives worldwide to cultivate a worldview and capabilities that centre the wellbeing of people, places and our planet. Help us build our Capabilities for life curriculum and share your knowledge.

Why social connectivity matters


Andy Haldane


Discover Circle

Bringing Fellows together in collaboration on their innovations and our mission.

Upcoming events

  • Design for Life: Digital badging - skills validation for the 21st century

    Fellowship events / Design for Life series

    The Coffee House (RSA House) and Online via Zoom

    In the 19th century, the RSA invented the modern exam. Now we're championing a 21st century innovation to validate the skills and capabilities that exams miss. Tom Kenyon (Head of Enterprise Design) will share our work with Badge Nation on recognising the skills that aren’t well captured by exams.

  • RSA Newcastle Network Encounter: meetup

    Fellowship events

    Tyneside Cinema Bar Cafe, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 6QG

    Join other RSA Fellows and friends for an informal chance to catch up and chat at the Tyneside Bar Café on Pilgrim Street.

  • RSA South West Coffeehouse 2024

    Fellowship events


    Join South West Fellows once a month on a Thursday lunchtime to hear an informal talk by a guest presenter, followed by Q&A and discussion. Spend your lunchbreak meeting Fellows from across the region and getting new inspiration!

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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