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The RSA (Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce) believes in a world where everyone is able to participate in creating a better future. 

Through our ideas, research and a 30,000 strong Fellowship we are a global community of proactive problem solvers, sharing powerful ideas, carrying out cutting-edge research and building networks and opportunities for people to collaborate, influence and demonstrate practical solutions to realise change.

The RSA has been at the forefront of social change for over 260 years. Today our work focusses on supporting innovation in three major areas: creative learning and development, public services and communities, and economy, enterprise and manufacturing. 


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Read our strategic plan for 2018-20. 

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RSA Fellowship

RSA Fellowship

The Fellowship is a global network of 30,000 people who support the RSA's mission.

Fellows have access to the brightest new ideas, innovative projects, a diverse network of like-minded people and a platform for social change. If you are committed to supporting the mission of the RSA then we want to hear from you.

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Our work

We've set ourselves an ambitious goal to be the best example of social entrepreneurism in action. We want to show the world why thinking like a system and acting like an entrepreneur is vital to realising real and lasting change.

Our values

Our people are what drive us forward. We are a global community of active problem solvers. Motivated by a shared set of values and the change we want to see. We are open, optimistic, pioneering, rigorous and enabling.

Archive and history

Discover more about the 260-year history of the RSA. The archive shows our total commitment to preserving our past, recording our present, and inspiring our future. 

Rawthmells Coffeehouse

The RSA's enlightenment coffeehouse, Rawthmells, located at RSA House is a space designed to foster creative thinking and collaboration.

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Rawthmells Coffeehouse