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The RSA is without doubt one of the most influential and exciting influences on British public policy. 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.

Rohan Silva

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

Programmes of work

Through undertaking and sharing cutting edge research and driving innovation, we create networks and opportunities for people to collaborate and create real world impact.

Future Work Centre

Future Work Centre

Exploring the impact of technology on jobs and the workplace and how we can ensure good work for all. The Future Work Centre's research into how we can modernise the social contract for today's workers builds on the Government Review of Modern Working Practices, led by the RSA's Chief Executive Matthew Taylor.  

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Food, Farming and Countryside Commission

Food, Farming and Countryside Commission

The RSA Food, Farming and Countryside Commission was established in 2017 to think afresh about where our food comes from, how we support farming and rural communities and how we invest in the many benefits the countryside provides.  

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Cities of Learning

Cities of Learning

Developed by the RSA and City and Guilds Group, Cities of Learning creates valuable new pathways into learning and employment by connecting and amplifying formal, informal, and in-work learning opportunities that exist across a place thorough a system of digital Open Badges.

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Student Design Awards

Student Design Awards

The RSA Student Design Awards is a global curriculum and competition for emerging designers that’s been running since 1924. We challenge students and recent graduates to tackle pressing social, environmental and economic issues through design thinking.

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Tech and Society

Tech and Society

Tech and Society is a programme of work exploring how to increase the agency that people have over the way that organisations design and employ technology. We hope that if people are more empowered over the use of data or experimentation with AI, for example, we can have greater confidence that technology is serving the interests of society.

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Make Fashion Circular

Make Fashion Circular

The RSA is partnering with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation as part of their Make Fashion Circular Initiative. Over the next two years we will be inspiring and mobilising designers to work on transforming the fashion system, using circular economy principles.

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