RSA Enlightenment Evenings: Storytelling with Doctor of Nearlyology, Chris Ifso - RSA

RSA Enlightenment Evenings: Storytelling with Doctor of Nearlyology, Chris Ifso

Fellowship events


Rawthmells Coffeehouse (RSA House), London

  • Rawthmells
  • Fellowship
  • Fellowship in Action

**EVENT CANCELLED - unfortunately, due to an excess of romance in the air, this months supper club has had to be postponed. If you're interested in joining us please get in touch via [email protected] and we will be in touch when the event is rescheduled. Thank you.**


What has nearly happened to you? Who didn’t you meet, marry or move away with? What was your nearly career, your nearly life? Which projects have you nearly started? These stories, that might be tinged with regret or with blessed relief, say something about who we really are.

On a day usually reserved for celebrating the romantic love that is or might be, join us for an alternate evening of conversation about all the things that nearly were and perhaps should never have been.

Our host, Chris Ifso, Fellow of the RSA and Doctor of Nearlyology, will be in Rawthmells all afternoon collecting nearlies; short accounts of things we’ve nearly done in our lives. In the evening, over an intimate sharing style supper he’ll explain the Nearly Manifesto and tell some of the nearly stories he has collected. You’ll be encouraged you to talk about your nearlies with those sitting around you and if you’re feeling bold, share them with the whole group.

Make sure this isn’t one of the nearlies in your life!  Tickets are £16 to cover the cost of dinner and a drink.


On the menu:


Nocellara and Uslu olives

Applewood smoked Cheddar and caramelised onion chutney straws


Blacksticks blue, Ragstone goats, Bowers brie, pickles

Toasted sourdough, olive oil

Spinach and kale falafel

H. Forman’s smoked salmon, pickled cucumber, lemon, capers

British charcuterie, pickles, chutney


A glass of house wine or a mocktail


This evening is part of a series of events exploring how storytelling is, and can be, used for social change. You can read more about National Storytelling Week and our Change Stories campaign on the blog.

RSA Enlightenment Evenings are our monthly supper club series that brings together a small group of Fellows to forge connections and have stimulating conversations. If you’d be interested in hosting a future event please get in touch via [email protected].