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The RSA hosts one of the world’s leading public events programmes, delivering over 100 lectures, talks, screenings and debates a year.

These events provide a platform for our most exciting public thinkers, and encourage intelligent exploration of today’s most urgent social challenges.

Our public programme welcomes speakers from across the world and across disciplines – all united by a belief in the power of ideas to inspire and motivate social change.

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The RSA hosts one of the world’s leading public events programmes, delivering over 100 lectures, talks, screenings and debates a year.

These events provide a platform for our most exciting public thinkers, and encourage intelligent exploration of today’s most urgent social challenges.

Our public programme welcomes speakers from across the world and across disciplines – all united by a belief in the power of ideas to inspire and motivate social change.

    Can Good Work Solve Our Productivity Puzzle?

    Can Good Work Solve Our Productivity Puzzle?

    Despite working longer hours, the UK produces less in five days than workers in Germany produce in four. Why does the UK perform so poorly on productivity?

    Andy Haldane, Tera Allas, Kate Bell, Sarah Davidson and Matthew Taylor look at how good work improves productivity – as well as health and happiness.

    This event was recorded live at the RSA on Thursday 16th January 2020. Discover more about this event here: https://www.thersa.org/events/2020/can-good-work-solve-our-productivity-puzzle

    • 1 hr 9 min
    How to Thrive in a World Without Work

    How to Thrive in a World Without Work

    What will our lives be like when there are fewer jobs to go around? Economist Daniel Susskind envisages a world of work drastically changed by automation, and explores how to find meaning in lives less defined by work.

    Daniel is joined by Alan Lockey, Head of the Future Work Centre at the RSA.

    This event was recorded live at the RSA on Thursday 16th January 2020. Discover more about this event here: https://www.thersa.org/events/2020/how-to-thrive-in-a-world-without-work

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Britain's Place in a Post-Brexit World

    Britain's Place in a Post-Brexit World

    How do we rebuild our international stature, form value-based alliances, and ensure a meaningful and active role for the UK on the global stage after the 31 January?

    Lisa Nandy, MP for Wigan and candidate for the leadership of the Labour Party, visits the RSA to explore the future role for the UK in the post-Brexit international landscape.

    This event was recorded live at the RSA on Wednesday 15th January 2020. Discover more about this event here: https://www.thersa.org/events/2020/01/Britains-Place-in-a-Post-Brexit-World

    • 1 hr
    Category 2: ‘What Can I Do to Make a Difference?’ By Mike Berners Lee

    Category 2: ‘What Can I Do to Make a Difference?’ By Mike Berners Lee

    The RSA Student Design Awards is a global curriculum and competition for emerging designers that’s been running since 1924.

    We challenge students and recent graduates to tackle pressing social, environmental and economic issues through design thinking.

    This audio was recorded in 2019 and is part of the annual SDA competition

    • 1 min
    Category 1: ‘Fashioning a Circular Future’ by Lily Cole

    Category 1: ‘Fashioning a Circular Future’ by Lily Cole

    The RSA Student Design Awards is a global curriculum and competition for emerging designers that’s been running since 1924.

    We challenge students and recent graduates to tackle pressing social, environmental and economic issues through design thinking.

    This audio was recorded in 2019 and is part of the annual SDA competition.

    • 59 sec
    2019: Review of the Year

    2019: Review of the Year

    As we near the end of 2019, a panel of commentators gathers to reflect on the forgotten moments that have shaped a year consumed by politics.

    This event was recorded live at the RSA on Thursday 12th December 2019. Discover more about this event here: https://www.thersa.org/events/2019/092/2019-review-of-the-year

    • 59 min

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