Join us for an evening at which to meet and watch RSA talks together, and discuss the ideas and concepts raised. We call this 'social watching'. This event takes place in the inspirational setting of Hawkwood, the Centre for Future Thinking.
We’ll watch the RSA lecture 'What it really takes to change the world', in which acclaimed author Anand Giridharadas offers a trenchant analysis of a global elite who claim to be in the business of ‘changing the world’, but all the while are preserving a status quo that favours their interests and obscures their role in causing the problems they later seek to solve.
Giridharadas shows how the rich and powerful fight for equality and justice any way they can, except in ways that threaten the social order and their position at the top. We see how they rebrand themselves as saviours of the poor; how they reward ‘thought leaders’ who redefine ‘change’ in winner-friendly ways; and how they constantly seek to do more good, but never less harm.
Rather than rely on scraps from the winners, Giridharadas argues, we must instead take on the demanding democratic work of building more robust, egalitarian public institutions and truly changing the world.
Book your place now by following the link at the top of this page. Tickets are free and refreshments will be provided.
If you have any access requirements or require any reasonable adjustments, please let the team know: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please also let us know if you have any dietary requirements or severe allergies.
Location: Hawkwood College, Painswick Old Road, Stroud, GL6 7QW