RSA Events programme

World-changing ideas. For free. For everyone. 

We believe in the power of ideas. We believe that everyone has a right to the very best new knowledge and analysis of our world, how it’s changing, and why that matters.

RSA Events has offered free public access to the brightest, sharpest, most courageous, most creative minds for more than 260 years.

Today, we engage more people than ever in the conversations that will shape the future, finding new ways to illuminate, inform and inspire. From talks, panels and podcasts to salons, screenings and award-winning animations.

Welcome to RSA Events. Inspirational Talks. Reasoned debate. Rich insights.

Naomi Shimada, RSA Events

Upcoming RSA events

  • Stories of modern England: a nation at a crossroads

    RSA Event / Online

    Online via YouTube

    Award-winning journalist and editor Jason Cowley revisits key news stories of recent times to reflect on how England has changed, and the state of the nation now.

  • Three centuries of the RSA

    RSA Event / Online

    RSA House and online via YouTube

    What can the RSA’s history tell us about what it takes to make change happen? Join us to celebrate ‘Arts and Minds’, the acclaimed new official history of the RSA, with author, Anton Howes.

  • Cash, cards, crypto: inside the war for our wallets

    RSA Event / Online

    Online via YouTube

    Campaigner and monetary anthropologist Brett Scott explores the realities of a cashless society – how it works, who stands to gain, who will get left behind and what this future means for data privacy.

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  • Can we be free in the age of the internet?

    RSA Event / Video / Online

    Online via YouTube

    How can we protect our right to think freely against the vast influence of the internet? Human rights lawyer Susie Alegre explores the long history and current state of the struggle to set our minds free.

  • Fighting and fixing systemic gender injustice

    RSA Event / Video / Online

    Online via YouTube

    Potential solutions for gender prejudice and injustice often require change from women, rather than the system that perpetuates the problem. Here, Everyday Sexism founder Laura Bates demonstrates why we need to fix the system, not the women.

  • Dismantling racism in British education

    RSA Event / Video / Online

    Online via YouTube

    Designed as white by default, the British education system is in drastic need of change. Author, broadcaster and educator Jeffrey Boakye draws on his experiences and expertise as a black teacher and black student to share why change is necessary and what forms it should take.

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Fellowship events

  • Guided walk: Weymouth through its historic buildings

    Fellowship Event

    Nautico Lounge, Weymouth, DT4 8EL

    This event will mix a walking tour of Weymouth's historic buildings, led by John Megoran FRSA, with an opportunity to connect with other Fellows in the local area

  • Northern Coffeehouse: Manchester Elevation Studio

    Fellowship Event


    Ben Young FRSA will share his work in Manchester, building The Elevation Studio. The Elevation Studio is designed as a space to re-enchant the city, uncover shared meaning, build kinship and model new worlds.

  • RSA Essex virtual morning coffee

    Fellowship Event


    Join RSA Essex in July for an informal meetup to connect online with Fellows and friends across the County (and maybe beyond), to share interests, projects and ideas

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