Media and public affairs

What is the RSA and what do we do?

The RSA (royal society for arts, manufactures and commerce) is a social change organisation with a global network of more than 30,000 entrepreneurs, educators, artists and innovators working together for the advancement of society, the economy and the environment.

Our President is Her Royal Highness, the Princess Royal. Our CEO is the economist and government advisor Andy Haldane.

RSA House in London is the venue for a year-round programme of events and talks from world renowned thinkers and is home to thousands of artefacts and artworks of huge historical significance.

Our research informs the work of governments and policy-makers worldwide and our activities touch the lives of millions of people in the UK and worldwide. Design for Life is our renewed mission as we approach our 270th anniversary.

Since 1754 we have brought together a diverse mix of ideas and expertise to give people the confidence, skills, ideas and connections to make a positive contribution to the places we live and regenerate the planet we all share.


For non-press enquiries, including about Fellowship, your own projects, speaking requests or using archive materials and copyright, please consult our Contact Us page.

Our media team

For media enquiries and to speak to one of our experts, please contact:

Muirin Keating
Media and Public Affairs Officer
[email protected]
+44 (0) 7747 028 823

To discuss longer term collaborations with the RSA, please contact:

Steven George
Head of Media and Public Affairs
[email protected]

Meet our experts

Interested in having an RSA voice in your story? Our staff regularly speak about our work in the media, in front of select committees and elsewhere.

About the RSA

We unite people and ideas to resolve the challenges of our time.