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Jonathan Rowson

Jonathan Rowson

Director, RSA Social Brain

Dr Jonathan Rowson is Director of the Social Brain Centre at the RSA.

After degrees spanning a range of social science disciplines from Oxford and Harvard, Jonathan’s Doctoral research was an examination of the concept of wisdom, including a detailed analysis of the challenge of overcoming the psycho-social constraints that prevent people becoming 'wiser', similar to what the RSA terms the 'social aspiration gap'. He writes a weekly column for the Herald newspaper, has authored three books, and is a chess Grandmaster and former British Champion (2004-6).

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