RSA Virtual Coffeehouse Conversation: Positive Lessons from Covid-19 and the Future of our Planet

Fellowship Event


Online via Zoom

  • Behaviour change
  • Climate change
  • Mindfulness
  • Rawthmells
  • Virtual Coffeehouse
  • Fellowship
  • Fellowship in Action

The changes we make now and the expectations we set will affect climate change and the global economy for decades to come.

The RSA Coffeehouse is opening its virtual doors to our global community of Fellows, friends, family and colleagues. Inspired by the origin of the RSA as an enlightenment coffeehouse 300 years ago, our Virtual Coffeehouse Conversations event series offers an interactive space for Fellows to share and discuss ideas for social change. This is an opportunity to find support and feedback from the Fellowship community, with conversation and connection at its heart. We welcome attendees from around the globe to share stories, ideas and learn something new together.

The disruption caused by the virus gives us time to think about what we can achieve collectively for the future of our planet.

The intention of this participatory event is to explore climate change issues through an optimistic lens. During this event you will be encouraged to think about ways to turn your environmental concerns, expectations or beliefs into commitments and actions. Throughout the conversation we will listen for the positives and pay close attention to how collective worries can be streamlined into actions, big and small. We aim to hold a space for the silver linings in the pandemic and environmental clouds. Through this conversation we hope to uncover deep connections and compelling stories that will enable you to connect with positive change.

• What is within our control and within our sphere of influence?

• What qualities do we want to be known by?

• What are we learning about our hopes and our fears?

• What are we inspired by?

About the hosts:

Lydia Stevens FRSA is an executive coach, connector and thinking partner who has spent 20 years in international development focusing on the interconnected systems around us and expanding possibilities for difficult situations. She is passionate about working with others to respond to the climate and ecological crisis locally and globally.

Catherine Andrews FRSA is an executive coach working with individuals and teams. For over 30 years she has led organisations dedicated to enabling mental wellbeing and connection with the natural environment. Her leadership focuses on encouraging people to reconnect with nature in order to sustain one's energies and expand one's impact.

Over the last two months Catherine and Lydia have co-hosted conversations that explore the meaning of Covid-19 for environmental change. 


This event will take place via Zoom online conferencing. Follow the "Book Now" link above in advance to receive joining instructions. You will receive the link to this meeting upon registering for the event, and again in a reminder 30 minutes beforehand. The event will be conducted in English.

If you have questions about this event, please email Rachel Godin (RSA Coffeehouse and London Events Manager) at [email protected].

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