Events

RSA Events programme

World-changing ideas. For free. For everyone. 

RSA Events has offered free public access to the world’s brightest 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.

Naomi Shimada, RSA Events

Upcoming RSA events

  • How colour changed our way of seeing

    RSA Event / Online

    Online via YouTube

    Internationally renowned designer Riccardo Falcinelli reveals the surprising history of how colour came to define the way we see the world around us.

  • 100 years of British broadcasting

    RSA Event / Online

    Online via YouTube

    Broadcast historian David Hendy looks back on 100 years of the BBC and reflects on how BBC broadcasting came to be such a central part of the British Christmas experience.

  • Stories against the dark

    RSA Event / Online

    RSA House and Online via YouTube

    For our final event of the year, join us for a festive treat! Live in person from the Great Room, multi-award-winning author Robert Macfarlane and acclaimed theatre-maker Simon McBurney explore the power and purpose of storytelling when dark times draw near.

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  • Lockdown laws and the threats to our freedoms

    RSA Event / Video / Online

    Online via YouTube

    Human rights barrister Adam Wagner reflects on lockdown laws, hastily made under a state of emergency, and the recent Public Order Bill, to explore how these laws threaten our freedoms.

  • How to save democracy in a divided world

    RSA Event / Video / Online

    Online via YouTube

    Best-selling author and journalist Anand Giridharadas introduces the persuaders of US politics, working at the frontline of the fight to change minds, bridge divisions and save democracy.

  • How our social connections impact our economic mobility

    RSA Event / Video / Online

    Online Webinar via Zoom

    Harvard economist Professor Raj Chetty and Lucy Makinson, Behavioural Insights Team discuss how connectivity, social cohesion and civic engagement can play a role in shaping income equality and economic opportunity.

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Fellowship events

  • RSA South West Engage

    Fellowship Event

    Engine Shed, Bristol, BS1 6QH

    In 1754, William Shipley founded the RSA with a belief that the creative ideas could enrich social progress. Over 250 years later, we continue to support innovators that create impact. Join us on Monday 5 December to hear about projects led by Fellows in the South West.

  • The Internet of Things and the Law

    Fellowship Event

    Edinburgh

    Please join us for this fascinating event, where Dr Guido Noto La Diega will present his new book about legal issues in new technologies.

  • RSA St Albans: an evening of curiosity and connection

    Fellowship Event

    The Barn at The Horn, St Albans, AL1 3TE

    Join RSA Fellows and others to hear from ten local speakers, talking for four minutes about something they care about, and you might too!

Fellowship events in your area

Find out about Fellowship meetups and other events in the UK and worldwide.