The RSA Animate series is a unique way of illustrating and sharing the world-changing ideas from the RSA's free public events programme.
RSA animations, short films and event videos
Whether you have an hour to spare or just a few minutes, you’ll find a huge variety of formats and topics to stimulate and engage. Choose from edited highlights or full-length replays of talks and debates from the public programme, short videos presenting new RSA ideas, projects and research, as well as creative animations from our iconic RSA Animate and Shorts series.
How is money created? How much of it is real? Follow three citizens on their journey debating and questioning economists, Bank of England officials and business on crucial social and economic issues in their lives.
Former Leader of the Liberal Party of Canada, Michael Ignatieff asks whether or not the principle of human rights is becoming a global ethic, or the preserve of a liberal economic elite.
Terrorism expert Julia Ebner argues that far right and Islamist extremist narratives are mutually supportive, and are escalating the global terror threat.
Four giant tech monopolies have quickly become the most powerful gatekeepers of knowledge the world has ever known. But at what cost? Influential liberal journalist Franklin Foer investigates.
'The rock star of neuroscience', David Eagleman teams up with composer Anthony Brandt to present an agenda-setting investigation into human creativity.
Award-winning professor of neuroscience Matthew Walker visits the RSA to explain why the sleep deprivation epidemic is one of the greatest public health crises of the 21st century.
Why do workplaces always go for quick wins and flashy paint jobs over steady, consistent change? Watch this witty extract from Simon Sinek’s acclaimed RSA talk on organisational culture.
Visiting the UK for the first time since David Miranda's detention at Heathrow in 2013, David and his partner Glenn Greenwald recall the traumatic experience and address the failures of the mainstream British press and media. ...
Robert Peston, who broke the story of Northern Rock, reflects back on fast-moving events of the time, and the role of the key factors, from politicians, to bankers, to regulators.
In this fascinating insight, Alistair Darling, Chancellor of the Exchequer during this time, recalls a phonecall with the chairman of RBS which sent a shiver down his spine...