Renowned journalist Matthew d’Ancona distinguishes post-truth from a long tradition of political lies, exaggeration and spin.
Videos & Audio
How can we effect real change in the world? Duncan Green brings together the best research from a range of academic disciplines and the evolving practical understanding of activists to explore the topic of social and political ...
Cognitive scientist Hugo Mercier and his colleague Dan Sperber have made waves with the surprising results of years of research – that our power to reason has nothing to do with accuracy or truth-seeking.
Pioneering lawyer and activist for women’s rights Catharine A. MacKinnon argues that seemingly minor interventions in the legal realm can have a butterfly effect that generates major social and cultural transformations.
Many of us know what we should be doing to live healthily, yet many of us struggle to actually actively manage our health. This report asks why and what we can do about it.
How can we best use the emerging science of human behaviour to empower people to help themselves and their communities in addressing society’s major challenges?
At the heart of the RSA's contemporary mission about the future prospects for the human race is the question ‘can we go on like this?’
Articles & Blogs
15th June 2017
For the final challenge of the Citizens’ Economic Council, we’re crowdsourcing your ideas on how we can shift the incentives within our economy to meet the needs of tomorrow.
15th June 2017
Michael Sani FRSA is inviting Fellows to join and help shape a new Civic Engagement Network. Here he outlines the need for this community for change and what he hopes it can achieve.
The Values Challenge is an initiative of the RSA, the Forward Institute and the UK Values Alliance. On or before World Values Day on 19th October this year, groups and organisations will come together to try and tackle the ...
26th May 2017
Ahead of the UK general election, John Kellas FRSA explores the importance of presenting visual information, and how it can be used to obscure or enlighten.
The emerging view of human nature is radically different from the past, but have we used what we have learned about our brains, behaviour and biases in recent years? The Social Brain Centre focuses on three principle aspects ...
- Fellow Project
A two day family well-being Festival encouraging greater connections with mind body and the community.
The Young Scot Fairer Future Panel is an incredibly passionate group of 16 young people aged 14-21 who are examining race equality in Scotland. This is an Ideas Gathering Event, come along and have your say.
- Fellow Event
Wednesday 19th July 2017
Various venues, Canterbury
Head along to the 2017 Canterbury Arts Conference, which will be looking at the theme 'Art for Change'
Tuesday 11th July 2017
Great Room Auditorium, RSA House
Former Google data scientist, Seth Stephens-Davidowitz reveals the extraordinary research that will define social science in the 21st century.
Thursday 29th June 2017
Durham Street Auditorium, RSA House
Eminent human rights barrister Dexter Dias QC investigates the frontiers of human behaviour and asks ‘can we be better?’
- Fellow Event
Saturday 24th June 2017
Old College (Playfair Library Hall), South Bridge, Edinburgh
Join us for a special day of short talks given by current and previous Fulbright Scholars. There will be a networking lunch and a drinks reception. We have a packed programme bursting with ideas.