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RSA Engage Nations

Fellowship events

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  • Business and entrepreneurship
  • Community and place-based action
  • Social innovation

RSA Engage events provide a brilliant platform to share ideas, seek support from others and establish and develop connections. On Wednesday 17 April, we are bringing the format online, to allow as many people as possible to join in.   

We're featuring innovative projects from across the nations of the British Isles seeking support from an informed audience, working to address social challenges and reflecting a positive vision for the future of the world, driving inclusive and sustainable action.   

The event will feature four short talks and Q&As from socially focused initiatives across the nations –with a focus on forced marriage, racial justice, social enterprise, technological change, and healthcare. The pitches will be followed by an opportunity for you to ask questions, find out more from the people driving the ideas forward, and volunteer your support. 

This event is free to attend, and open to Fellows and friends of the RSA.   


Neil Morrison - Director, Defnet Media 

Neil Morrin from Defnet Media is a long-term social entrepreneur in the North of England, working in the tech sector. For over a decade, he and a small team has run Ignite, a quarterly event showcasing speakers from a diverse range of fields and interests. Part TED Talk, part stand up comedy, Ignite has acted a social glue for the local area, bringing together interesting people and sparking new ideas. 

Nyla Khan - Founder and CEO of Universal Truth 

Nyla founded Universal Truth in 2021 and uses her lived experience to support the ethnic minority women to rebuild their lives after experiencing gender-based violence. She campaigns to end institutional racism in the criminal justice system and other services including domestic abuse agencies, health care, and social services. Her exclusive race anxiety solution, Diplomatic Dialogue, looks at best practice and training to help organizations break the cycle of abuse and violence rooted in cultural norms. Nyla serves as the G100 UK Chair for Mental Health. Nyla is a Harper Collins Academy Graduate.  

Kenny Mammarella D’Cruz -Founder of MenSpeak 

Kenny is a coach and agony uncle for the iPaper. As well as seeing private clients, he facilitates Self-Awareness groups for men online, every day since lockdown and set-up MenSpeak almost 25 years ago which offers space for men to hang out, be heard and get real. He also trains people how to host and facilitate groupwork sessions. His animated video articulates the essential social medicine that talking together offers. 

Taking part in online events

For our interactive online events, the RSA uses the platform Zoom. It may be necessary to follow a short set-up process. To understand how Zoom uses your data, please read their privacy policy.

Zoom call joining details will be sent 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, audio or images as an attendee of this event.

Other upcoming events you can attend as an RSA Fellow

  • Understanding RSA Fellowship


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  • RSA Central Coffeehouse 2024


    Join Central Fellows online once a month to hear from a guest speaker, share ideas, and learn about some of the exceptional projects happening across the region.