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Tomorrow (Wednesday 6th) is a special day at the RSA as it marks the 255th Annual General Meeting of the Society. To celebrate, we are hosting a day of seminars for the Fellows of the RSA about the project team's work, followed by the AGM itself and the Chairman's speech in the evening.

Tomorrow (Wednesday 6th) is a special day at the RSA as it marks the 255th Annual General Meeting of the Society. To celebrate, we are hosting a day of seminars for the Fellows of the RSA about the project team's work, followed by the AGM itself and the Chairman's speech in the evening.

The project team's seminars include:

Connected Communities 10.30am – 12.00pm Steve Broome and William Shaw will discuss their programme of action research projects that work together to understand how social networks operate and can be better used in creating the kind of sustainable communities we want to live in.

Peterborough Project 1.30pm – 2.20pm Sam McLean will be on hand to talk about The Peterborough Project; an exciting, long-term partnership between the RSA, Peterborough City Council, Opportunity Peterborough and Arts Council East with the core aim of reshaping the identity of Peterborough around active, sustainable citizenship.

Design and Education 2.30pm – 3.20pm Emily Campbell from our Design & Society project and Louise Thomas from our Education project will explore the ways in which design principles might be applied in education to support rigorous innovation, as well as increase the agency, independence and capacity of educational practitioners.

Social Brain 3.30pm – 4.20 pm Matt Grist will discuss new ways of thinking about brains and behaviour that offer insight into how to create a more self-reliant and ‘pro-social’ society; in line with the RSA’s vision of social progress.

If you're able to visit the RSA tomorrow you will also see a fantastic exhibition that details the society's varied and surprising history - from chimney brushes to the RSA academy with everything else between. Not simply a retrospective, the exhibition will develop over time as more people, projects and ideas are added. You can see a virtual version on the RSA's website, but I'd recommend popping in if you can.

Other ways that Fellows who aren't able to get to John Adam Street can listen and talk on the day include watching the speech online from 6:30, or by tweeting your thoughts to #rsaagm.

Looking forward to it!

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