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World-changing ideas. For free. For everyone.

RSA public talks offer free access to the world's most influential changemakers.

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 video, you'll find lots of ways to join our events.

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Upcoming RSA public talks

  • What AI means for education

    Public talks

    RSA House and Online

    Can the power of AI be harnessed to create a more personalised and accessible education system? The trailblazing founder of Khan Academy, Salman Khan, offers a new roadmap to prepare students for an increasingly digital future.

  • Building bridges: London Climate Action Week

    Public talks

    RSA House and Online

    Join us at RSA House, and online, for a special event during London Climate Action Week 2024 with musician, UN Youth Leader and Sustainable Development Goal champion AY Young, to explore how we can bridge divides that prevent progress towards sustainability and regeneration.

  • RSA Screens: Blue Carbon - Nature’s Hidden Power

    Public talks

    RSA House

    Join us during Climate Action Week for a screening of the documentary “Blue Carbon” which reveals how we can conserve the ecosystems that help us protect the planet. Post-screening discussion on sustainability in the arts with Waterbear CEO Sam Sutaria and UN Youth Leader AY Young.

  • RSA Screens: Student Design Awards animation winners

    Public talks

    RSA House

    Join our first public viewing of our winning animations from this years RSA Student Design Awards! We’ll hear from the students behind our two winning animations for this brief and a past shortlisted Student Design Award alumni – Nathan Addai.

  • Designing for and from the future: the 100th RSA Student Design Awards

    Public talks

    RSA House and Online

    Join us for this once-in-a-century event celebrating the 2023-24 RSA Student Design Awards and the power of design to shift systems and shape the future.

  • Henry Cole and the spirit of innovation

    Public talks

    RSA House and Online

    What can today’s social reformers and improvers learn from the remarkable life and times of Sir Henry Cole – public servant, educator, inventor, and chief architect of the Great Exhibition of 1851? With historians Janina Ramirez, Anton Howes and Dan Cruickshank.

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  • Making sense of chaos - shaping economics for a better world

    Public talks

    RSA House and Online

    Influential scientist and entrepreneur J. Doyne Farmer shows how a more complex understanding of the economy can help us develop ideas for a fairer and more regenerative world.

  • Nature stewardship: 2024 RSA President’s Lecture

    Public talks

    RSA House

    HRH The Princess Royal introduces the 2024 President’s Lecture and welcomes an expert panel to explore the theme of nature stewardship amidst a climate and biodiversity crisis. With young conservationists Kabir Kaul and Caitlin Turner, CEO of Rewilding Britain Rebecca Wrigley and economist Professor Sir Partha Dasgupta.

  • Breaking the Rainbow Ceiling

    Public talks

    RSA House and Online

    What is holding LGBTQ+ people back at work – and what can be done? Layla McCay takes a compelling look at the challenges facing LGBTQ+ professionals and offers advice from senior figures who have smashed through the rainbow ceiling.

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    Every month, join us online over a Friday lunchtime to discover changemakers from across the South East region, be inspired and learn from each other.

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