RSA Engage is a series of events providing a platform for Fellows to connect with each other, whilst exploring how you can support the RSA and participate as a Fellow.
Through short pitches, each event showcases the achievements of those who are turning their ideas into action, with a “call out” for the audience to share their skills and support. Whether you’re looking for inspiration or to get involved with local, early stage projects designed to address social challenges, this is an opportunity to engage with the Fellows behind the ideas.
Meet local Fellows and RSA staff
Through facilitated networking, the evening presents an opportunity to make new connections and spark collaboration within the Fellowship, whilst finding out more about activity in your local area.
This will be an interactive, standing event, though limited seating may be available. Nibbles and drinks will be available on arrival. These Fellowship events are free to attend, but due to their popularity we ask that you please register in advance. Follow the ‘Book Now’ link at the top of this page to complete your booking.
We welcome non-Fellows who support the work of the RSA and are interested in finding out more information.
If you have any questions, please contact Rich Pickford: firstname.lastname@example.org
Location: Impact Hub Birmingham, Walker Building, 58 Oxford Street, Digbeth, Birmingham, B5 5NR
Citizens Economic Council
Ben Irvine, Research Intern in the RSA’s Economy, Enterprise and Manufacturing team, will present an upcoming project which aims to democratize economic policymaking and enable more people to have a say in economic decisions. The project includes forming a representative Citizens Economic Council which will meet over 2 years to debunk and demystify economics and deliberate and innovate on economic policy.
Roisin Ellison, Programme Coordinator at RSA Academies, Roisin leads on connecting students from the Family of Academies to people, places and issues beyond the school gates. She will talk about the aims and work of the Academies and about the 6 ways that Fellows can get involved.
Ann Beynon is Director of Talk15 C.I.C., a programme that provides time for self reflection as part of every head teacher and teacher's professional practice. Experienced facilitators introduce Structured Time for Self Reflection (STSR) sessions appropriately for each school.
Angus Drummond is the CEO & Founder of Limitless Travel, an organisation which is dedicated to breaking down the barriers to travel that people with disabilities face. They provide a service to help plan and book disabled-friendly holidays in order to remove the hassle, the stress and the worry associated with travelling with a disability.
Vintage MP3 Maker-Kit
Richard Haynes has experience in service design, strategic development and implementation of social & healthcare services. His project 'Vintage MP3 Music Streaming 'Maker-Kit' for Academies and Schools', aims to enable students to learn about coding, design, making, re-using and up-cycling vintage radios, whilst learning about dementia.
Joe Trodden is passionate about social enterprise as the key driver in effecting positive global change. He will talk about CrowdPatch, a crowdfunding platform for social enterprises where fellows can support the growth of socially beneficial businesses through donating their expertise on time limited, discrete projects designed to grow profitability.