The RSA uses cookies on this website. By using this website you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more read our cookie policy and privacy policy. More Info

2019: Review of the Year

RSA Event

 - 

Durham Street Auditorium, RSA House

  • Arts and society

Watch this event live on the RSA Events Facebook page - 'like' or follow us for notifications!

Who are we as a nation as the year comes to an end?

It’s been another year of turbulent news, divisive debate, and chaotic politics. Our headlines have been consumed by the goings-on inside Parliament, and election day is fast approaching. What have we missed in amongst all the Westminster turmoil? From climate strikes to the Women’s World Cup to the inception of the Greggs vegan sausage roll, there’s a lot else to talk about. What are the social and cultural moments that have defined who we are as a nation, and what has changed over the course of the year?

As 2019 draws to a close and election day arrives, we gather a panel of commentators to reflect on what’s been squeezed out of our frenetic news cycle, the moments that have given them hope, and where they see things going as we look ahead to a new year. 

Related events

  • Work Won’t Love You Back

    Online

    By exploding the ‘labour of love’ myth, Sarah Jaffe encourages us to demand what our work is actually worth and reimagines a future built on care rather than exploitation.

  • 2019: Review of the Year

    Durham Street Auditorium, RSA House

    As we near the end of 2019, a panel of commentators gathers to reflect on the forgotten moments that have shaped a year consumed by politics.

  • UK Politics: Making Sense of the Mayhem

    Durham Street Auditorium, RSA House

    Do we get the politics we deserve? A panel of commentators reflects on a period of extraordinary political events and public discussion.