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About RSA Public Events

The very best in new ideas, critical thinking, and enlightened public debate.

The RSA hosts one of the world’s leading public events programmes, delivering over 100 lectures, talks, screenings and debates a year.

These events provide a platform for our most exciting public thinkers, and encourage intelligent exploration of today’s most urgent social challenges.

Our public programme welcomes speakers from across the world and across disciplines – all united by a belief in the power of ideas to inspire and motivate social change.

RSA events are free of charge and open to everyone, and reach a global audience through our innovative 'watch live', video and animated formats.

RSA Public Events are the team behind the groundbreaking RSA Animate series, and together with its sister series RSA Shorts, our online videos have now reached over 100 million viewers worldwide, showing that powerful content shared on social networks can have global impact.

We have a strong social media presence on our @RSAEvents Twitter account, where we actively encourage dynamic conversation during our live events. We create a dedicated Twitter hashtag for every event, so whether you’re at the event in person, or joining us online, you can contribute to the debate, and make your voice heard. You can also ‘like’ us on Facebook, where we give you up-to-date news on video and animation releases, so you never have to miss a thing.

If you’ve ever wondered what the events team get up to behind-the-scenes you can now follow us on our Instagram account, where we give you a sneak peek into life within the team:

Not sure what you can expect from an RSA Public Event? Find out on our handy FAQs.