Renowned economist Tim Harford explains that embracing chaos and mess is the only way to be truly creative, innovative and resilient.
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Ed Vaizey MP offers six lessons from six years as arts minister, and addresses future challenges and opportunities for cultural policy, and the role of the arts in society.
Academics Helen Margetts and Peter John explain how social media are now inextricably intertwined with the political behaviour of ordinary citizens.
Award-winning filmmaker Raoul Martinez visits the RSA to reflect on one of the most urgent questions of our time – are we really free?
Award-winning journalist and critic Jessica Bennett shares insights, tips and practical hacks for combatting sexism in the workplace.
How can we improve mental health care for children and young people? With Sarah Brennan of Young Minds, Lord Victor Adebowale of NHS England, and campaigner Jonny Benjamin.
Dr Robert Cialdini, the world’s foremost expert on influence, reveals his evidence-based tips for effective persuasion.
Mark Greif, one of the most acclaimed essayists in the US, visits the RSA to argue that ‘gut-level legislations’ like a basic citizen’s income are essential for a fairer, better and more honest society.
Simon Nelson, chief executive of FutureLearn will discuss the digital capacity and the communities of support we need around learning as a route to economic and social change.
Lord Jim Knight, former Schools Minister & Chief Education Adviser, TES Global, joins our panel to explore the impact of new teacher development standards on schools, teachers & pupils.