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At the RSA, we unite people and ideas to resolve the challenges of our time of which Covid-19 is undoubtedly one.

This challenge requires new ideas, insights and initiatives that not only respond at scale to the immediate circumstances but also build bridges to recovery and to a better future.

In examining these Bridges to the Future, we want to bring people together to unlock ideas and innovation in the areas of society that must thrive so we can live well - to identify how the world could, and should, change after this pandemic.

We have identified five areas where we believe this change is critical if society is to thrive:

Shaping change

We are exploring each of these five areas in detail to unlock what’s needed to shape our recovery and identify a path or a bridge to the future. We are developing ideas as well as harnessing the skills, expertise and interests of our community to examine how we might shape change in the post-Covid19 world.

Realising change

We will connect you to these ideas through our blogs, articles and reports but also to renowned thinkers, leading experts and global leaders through our online public events and Bridges to the Future podcast.

You can contribute your ideas or plans for projects which can help deliver real change in the world via our ideas platform and you can join online events that bring the Fellows, who make up our global community of 30,000, together.

Sign up to find out how you can join our community and help realise the change we need.

Listen: RSA Fellowship Stories

Listen: RSA Fellowship Stories

During the disruption caused by Covid-19, RSA Fellows around the world are forging new opportunities to create positive change in society. From the provision of education to investing in local services and communities, RSA Fellows have been developing projects to respond to the immediate effects of the pandemic and lay the groundwork for a better, more resilient future. Listen to just a few examples of how Fellows - in their own words - are building bridges to the future.

Listen to the stories

Watch: Bridges to the Future Conversations

Watch: Bridges to the Future Conversations

Bridges to the Future Conversations is a series of online events. Each conversation is focused on designing ways to deliver positive change and we invite you to join the conversations and help shape this change.

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The RSA Future Change Framework

How can we use the recovery to create real, lasting change? The RSA future change framework is a way to think through how we've responded to Covid-19 and how that can drive positive change.

Explore the RSA Future Change Framework

The RSA Future Change Framework

Listen: Bridges to the Future Podcast

How could – and how should – the world change after Covid-19? The RSA’s new Bridges to the Future podcast has been asking this question to each of our guests: a range of global experts, thinkers, & leaders. We’ve spoken to David Miliband, Caroline Lucas, Andrew Sullivan, James Timpson, epidemiologist Daisy Fancourt, and many more.

Listen and subscribe

Listen: Bridges to the Future Podcast
Fair Education

Fair Education

The crisis is making existing inequalities in education worse. But it has also led to creative responses from teachers, parents, and communities to help children keep learning. The RSA is thinking about how to take forward the best innovations and build momentum to make education after Covid fairer than it was before.

Explore Fair Education

People led health, care and local services

People led health, care and local services

The crisis has tested public services, revealing hidden strengths and weaknesses. The resilience of staff and rapid innovation has been incredible. The RSA is exploring the opportunities for change that the crisis has created to make health, care and local services work better for their communities.

People-led health and care

Watch Online Events

RSA Events is hosting a series of online conversations with leading public thinkers to help us make sense of this moment and chart a path to a more resilient collective future.

See all events

Invest in communities at scale

Covid-19 has brought us together as never before. But it has also reinforced existing divisions of wealth, income, race and respect within our communities. As we look to the future, we need support the things that bind us together - and invest in our communities at scale.

Supporting communities

Invest in communities at scale

Stronger economic support for individuals, workers and families

The crisis is creating dangerous new clusters of economic insecurity – people worried about money now or in the future. The RSA is exploring how use the recovery to create a new ‘social contract’ where individual, workers, and families can expect good work and financial security.

Explore Stronger Economic Support

Stronger economic support for individuals, workers and families
A future that protects people and planet

A future that protects people and planet

As we deal with the impacts of Covid-19, what are we learning that will help us take action against other global threats like climate change, pollution and inequality? We believe that the answers lie in collaboration, in experimenting with new ideas and approaches, and in involving people with different perspectives and experiences.

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IDEAS FOR THE TRANSITION

IDEAS FOR THE TRANSITION

The end of lockdown will be a process, not an event. We need a ‘year of stabilisation’ to give families and businesses certainty and stability.

3 principles and 10 ideas for the transition

Share and Support Projects

Community and collaboration are needed now more than ever. Our Wazoku ideas platform is a space to get projects that can make a difference off the ground. Share your ideas and support other to respond to the impact of Coivd-19. 

Collaborate on our ideas platform

Share and Support Projects