South East Virtual Coffeehouse Conversations 2023

Fellowship Event

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  • Fellowship in Action
  • Social innovation

This monthly online series offers the opportunity for South East Fellows to discover changemakers from across their region, be inspired and learn from each other.

Inspired by the RSA’s origin as an enlightenment coffeehouse over 250 years ago, our new South East Coffeehouse series offers an interactive space to share and develop ideas for social change. Each event will spotlight one South East Fellow, giving them the opportunity to share their work, challenges they’ve faced, the impact they’re having and future aspirations. Following the talks, you’ll be invited to join small group discussions to discuss the topic of the day, or anything else it brings up for you.

Join us on a Friday lunchtime every month – discover local changemakers, meet Fellows, learn from each other’s work and start your weekend with a spark of inspiration.

This Spring, we'll hear from:

Friday 26 May: Sarah Ratty FRSA - The Conscious Fashion Lab

The Conscious Fashion Lab is a collaborative Fellow-led initiative focused around rethinking fashion and developing regenerative practice, led by RSA Local Area Grant winner Sarah Ratty FRSA. Through a range of practical activities and workshops, the Lab seeks to bridge the gap between education and business, and create a thriving space for a climate positive fashion in East Sussex.

Friday 9 June: Subash Ludhra FRSA - Dadima’s Walk & Talk Sunday

This June, we're spotlighting this Thame-based Catalyst winning project, designed to change the narrative of the countryside, broaden access and create a welcoming space for people from diverse backgrounds to walk together, share stories, and enjoy a connection with nature. Join us to learn about the vision and aims of these walks, and how Fellows could get involved and further their mission.

Previous events in the series included:

12 May: Faye Brookes FRSA – demonstrating the new RSA Fellowship digital community platform

  • 14 April: Toby Murray FRSA – the RSA's research on young people’s health and economic security
  • 17 March: Vivienne Porritt FRSA - Empowering aspiring and existing women leaders, WomenEd

Taking part in Online Events 

For our interactive online events, the RSA uses the platform ZoomIt may be necessary to follow a short set-up process. To understand how Zoom uses your data, please read theirPrivacy Policy in advance. 

Zoom call joining details will be sent out via email in advance of the event. 

If you have any access requirements or require any reasonable adjustments to support your participation, please let the team know by emailing: [email protected]. 

We sometimes record our online RSA Fellowship events for learning purposes, publicity and/or public viewing. By attending this event, you accept that you may appear in RSA videos or images as an attendee of this event. 

Upcoming South East England Fellowship events

  • Coaching and mindfulness at RSA Coffeehouse

    Fellowship Event / Coffee House

    The Coffeehouse, RSA House

    As part of the Fellows Festival, Fellows are invited to attend some informal reflective sessions in the RSA Coffeehouse throughout early June. Join our Fellow-led Coaching and Mindful Living Networks.

  • Brighton Mastermind Roundtable

    Fellowship Event

    WERKS Central, Brighton BN1 1AL

    Fellows in East Sussex are invited to exchange ideas, resources and connections at our new Fellow-led monthly mastermind series