RSA BATH AND WHAT NEXT? With Margaret Heffernan

Fellowship Event


Online (via Zoom)

  • Fellowship
  • Fellowship in Action

We’re continuing the series of bringing the RSA community of Bath Fellows together online to connect, check in and to hear from different speakers.

Join us on 9th September when we are partnering with the What Next? West Chapter and our speaker will be Margaret Heffernanan entrepreneur, CEO, writer and keynote speaker. Her motto: “Let’s not play the game, let’s change it”. She will be focusing on the future for the arts: leadership, opportunity and threats. More information from Margaret below:

"We live in an age of complexity – which means that much in our lives is non-linear, unpredictable, invisible and where very small things can make a disproportionately big impact. Many of our ways of thinking and being are unsuited to this new world: the logical and rational can’t see what’s coming, efficiency strips us of a capacity to respond and the need for certainty means we’re left passive in the face of ambiguity. But this is the world that artists have always inhabited. Their careers are uncertain, their choice of subject unobvious, the outcome of their work utterly unpredictable. Attracted to ambiguity, their ways of seeing and being frequently enable them to understand and articulate the present in ways we appreciate and need but don’t always understand or respect."


In the session, Margaret will talk about the ways that artists think; what we can learn from them and how, even if we can’t all be artists, we can cultivate some of their sources of inspiration and resilience. 

There will be an opportunity to ask questions and join in a conversation around arts and culture. 

Everyone is welcome, Fellows and non-Fellows.

Please book your place by following the Book Now button at the top of this page. Upon registering, you'll receive a confirmation email with a Zoom link needed to join the event.

(Image credit: Chila Burman)


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