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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

  • Northern Coffeehouse: The Conservative Party leadership selection of 1963

    Fellowship events / Online


    We’re joined by Lee David Evans of the Mile End Institute, who has been researching the dramatic events of the 1963 Conservative leadership selection. Join us for what promises to be a fascinating run-through of political history with a peculiarly Northern background.

  • The power of rest

    Fellowship events

    9AM - 10.30AM PST / 12PM - 1.30PM EST

    Join the RSA global community on December 12th for a nourishing conversation about intentional rest, wintering practices, and how we can care for ourselves at this time of year.

  • Cambridge Fellows catch-up in December

    Fellowship events

    Downing Place United Reformed Church, Cambridge CB2 3EL

    Join Central Area Manager Callum Bate for an informal catch-up with Fellows in Cambridge.

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

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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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