Perspectives on RSA Mission “Design for Life"

Fellowship Event

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Join us to hear different perspectives on the RSA's new mission 'Design for Life'

Please join us for an informal, vibrant and thought-provoking debate around the recently published RSA mission document 'Design for Life'. Our speakers will offer their first reactions, and this will be followed by discussion and Q&A.

For information on 'Design for Life', please visit this page.

In addition to discussion surrounding 'Design for Life', the hope is that this event will re-energise the RSA Fellows' Edinburgh Network, following a difficult period due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Subjects covered by events hosted by the Edinburgh Network have been diverse, with examples such as housing, land use, digital participation, 21st century childhood, food fraud and crime, taxation, ageing, create industries and various other policy issues. Those attending this event will have the opportunity to suggest speakers and/or subjects for events and projects hosted by the Edinburgh network over the period from November 2022 to May 2023.

Please note there will also be an event held on 12 October, at this same venue, which will cover aspects of post-pandemic life, as well as discussing "Prescribing Culture", a project now well embedded in the University of Edinburgh by RSA Fellow Ruthanne Baxter.

Additionally, if any RSA Fellow has an issue or project they might like to bring up, including any project assistance sought, please contact Ann Packard, the event organiser, by email (with full details including contact data) via [email protected] by Friday 27th August.

Photographs may be taken at this event. If you do not wish to be photographed, please notify the organiser in advance. Tea, Coffee and biscuits will be available from 5.45pm


Jenni Inglis FRSA, Entrepreneur and Social Value Specialist

Debora Kayembe FRSA, Rector, University of Edinburgh

Jane Morrison-Ross FRSA, Chief Executive, South of Scotland Enterprise

Susan Murray, Director, David Hume Institute, and board member of Nature Scot 2016-2021

Andrew Milligan FRSA, Independent Economist and Charity Trustee

Diarmid Lawlor, Assosciate Director of Scottish Futures Trust, Board Member of Scotland's Futures Forum

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