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The RSA takes pride in ensuring it listens to its Fellowship and that its governance structures are relevant to the context within which it operates. This means the RSA throughout its long history constantly evolved to fit the needs of the Fellowship and fulfil its Royal Charter

In 2015 the Board and the Fellowship Council, through their sub-committee the Nominations Panel, have reviewed the RSA's Royal Charter and Bye-Laws to build upon the more wide-ranging governance review that took place in 2011 and to see how, four years on, and with two Fellowship election cycles having taken place, we might continue to strive to involve the Fellowship, bring meaningful impact and have a global world view. 

The Fellowship Council and the Board together now wish to seek the view of the Fellowship at the October 2015 AGM. Please note that the Fellowship Council, the elected advisory body of the Fellowship, have seen and approved these recommendations. 

To take part in the consultation please review the following documents: 

Governance Review Consultation Document

2015 Draft Bye-Laws for consultation

Feedback on changes outlined should be sent to Nicholas Bull, Governance Manager and Legal Counsel at the RSA. These can either be sent electronically to or in writing to 8 John Adam Street; alternatively, Fellows are welcome to contact him informally by telephone on 0207 451 6846. 

The deadline for responding to the consultation is Monday 17 August.  


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