Politics & Society

How do you make life more livable for the self-employed? Watch our latest RSA Insight animation based on content from our Self Employment Charter report which explores the challenges faced by the less affluent when trying to start a business. See more from RSA Insights – the videos from our Action and Research Centre projects
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Data journalist, designer and founder of the blog sensation ‘Information is Beautiful’ (http://www.informationisbeautiful.net/) David McCandless visited the RSA to demonstrate how visualised information can help us comprehend, navigate and find meaning in a complex world. SUBSCRIBE to our channel! Follow the RSA on Twitter: https://twitter.com/RSAEvents Like RSA Events on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rsaeventsoff… Listen to RSA podcasts:
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Nobel economist Robert Shiller reveals how manipulation and deception are integral to how markets function – they are designed to systematically exploit our psychological weaknesses and ignorance. So what can help arm us against these tricks and traps? For too long, we have believed that markets are generally benign institutions, geared to deliver us material
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There are increasing signs that support for a Universal Basic Income is growing across the developed world. But what is it exactly and how would it work in the UK? Anthony Painter, Director of Policy and Strategy at the RSA, explains some of the benefits of a Universal Basic Income as against the UK’s current
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Doris Kearns Goodwin is America’s pre-eminent presidential historian. “Leadership in Turbulent Times” is the culmination of her five-decade career: an illuminating exploration of the development, growth and exercise of leadership as exemplified by Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Lyndon B. Johnson. Although set apart in background, abilities, and temperament, these men shared
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Introducing RSA Spotlights – taking you straight to the heart of the event, highlighting our favourite moments and key talking points. In this excerpt from the event “Let’s Talk About Death”, Will Self, Joanna Cook, Stephen Cave and Jonathan Rowson exchange views on the role of ritual in coming to terms with our mortality. Watch
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The world is full of wannabe ‘change agents’; a mix of campaigners, lobbyists, organisations and officials – all determined to transform the world. But how can we effect REAL change in the world? Watch Duncan Green, Senior Strategic Adviser at Oxfam GB, on How Change Happens in our latest RSA Spotlight – the edits which
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Matthew Taylor, chief executive of the RSA, introduces the RSA in this short video about who we are: our history, our work, our Fellowship and our future. Purpose, vision & strategy In the light of new challenges and opportunities for the human race, the RSA seeks to develop and promote new ways of thinking about
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How can we deal with the addictive nature of speed? Carl Honoré, Gervais Williams, Deepa Patel and Kate Fletcher explore how we can improve our quality of life, well-being and creativity by applying the principles of slow. Listen to the podcast of the full event including audience Q&A: http://www.thersa.org/events/audio-and-past-events/2012/the-slow-revolution Follow the RSA on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/thersaorg
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Sir David Cannadine, one of Britain’s most distinguished historians visits the RSA to provide a new paradigm for historical understanding that emphasises our commonalities, rather than our differences. Distinguished human rights lawyer, barrister and academic, Professor Conor Gearty argues that a new vision of universal freedom is urgently required. Follow the RSA on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/thersaorg
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Mark Fisher OBE presents the 2012 RDI Address, explaining the development of the industry and the technology that supports large-scale touring live entertainment. Listen to the podcast of the full event including audience Q&A: http://www.thersa.org/events/audio-and-past-events/2012/rdi-address-2012-armies-of-pleasure Follow the RSA on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/thersaorg Like the RSA on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/thersaorg Find out more about: StuFish: http://www.stufish.com/ Royal Designers
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Marx’s ‘Capital’ is one of the most important texts of the modern era and continues to resonate today. Professor David Harvey, the world’s leading expert on Karl Marx, explains the continued importance of Marx’s analysis and how we can apply it to today’s economy and society. Watch Professor David Harvey in our latest RSA Spotlight
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RSA Spotlights – taking you straight to the heart of the event, highlighting our favourite moments and key talking points. How should we adapt and change in the face of unprecedented disruption to the world of work? It is tempting to dismiss disruption as yet another business fad. But nothing could be more wrong. In
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Introducing RSA Spotlights – taking you straight to the heart of the event, highlighting our favourite moments and key talking points. In this except from the event, Mind Change, Susan Greenfield considers the vast range of technologies that are creating a new environment around us, and asks: how can we ensure these powerful forces bring
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Acclaimed author and illustrator Matthew Johnstone reveals how simple daily practices can help us be more present, more positive, have better health and greater clarity. Listen to the podcast of the full event including audience Q&A: http://www.thersa.org/events/audio-and-past-events/2012/quiet-the-mind Our events are made possible with the support of our Fellowship. Support us by donating or applying to
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How can we tackle the main challenges of our time: the economy in the short-term, life satisfaction in the mid-term, and environment in the long-term? Watch the full replay: https://youtu.be/n-1_DvzOjEk RSA Spotlights – taking you straight to the heart of the event, highlighting our favourite moments and key talking points. In this excerpt from the
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Sustainability expert Paul McMahon considers price spikes, market manipulation, land grabs and the race to control food supplies, and asks – can we feed a world of nine billion… and at what cost? Chair: Dr David McNair, head of growth, equity and livelihoods, Save the Children Listen to the podcast of the full event including
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Professor Howard Gardner explores the challenges facing today’s young people as they navigate three vital areas of adolescent life – identity, intimacy and imagination – in a digital world. How can we ensure that new technologies act as a springboard to greater creativity and higher aspiration? The event was chaired by Dr Jonathan Rowson, director,
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Animator: James Lyle Voice: Matthew D’Ancona BRIEF: Moving Pictures, conceive and produce an animation to accompany one of two selected audio files that will clarify, energise and illuminate the content Visit the RSA Student Design Awards website: http://sda.thersa.org/ Follow the RSA on Twitter: https://twitter.com/RSAEvents Like the RSA on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theRSAorg Listen to RSA podcasts: https://soundcloud.com/the_rsa
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César visits the RSA to present a new view of the relationship between individual and collective knowledge, linking information theory, economics and biology to explain the deep evolution of social and economic systems. In a radical rethink of what an economy is, one of WIRED magazine’s 50 People Who Could Change the World, César Hidalgo
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This was the full webcast from the RSA Event on Monday, 1 July 2013. An edited video of the event will be available in HD in the near future. At the event, world-renowned educationalist Sir Ken Robinson delivers the long-awaited follow-up to his now legendary ‘Changing Education Paradigms’ talk. Chaired by Matthew Taylor, RSA chief
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Leading social psychologist Jonathan Haidt explores the uniquely human ability for self-transcendence, and shows how this is crucial for understanding the origins of morality and religion. Listen to the podcast of the full event including audience Q&A: http://www.thersa.org/events/audio-and-past-events/2012/the-groupish-gene-hive-psychology-and-the-origins-of-morality-and-religion Our events are made possible with the support of our Fellowship. Support us by donating or applying
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In the inaugural RSA Tindale Lecture, Alice Rawsthorn, leading design critic and author of the forthcoming book “Hello World: Where Design Meets Life”, explores the powerful and pervasive influence of design in our lives — and addresses design’s social responsibilities. SUBSCRIBE to our channel! Follow the RSA on Twitter: https://twitter.com/RSAEvents Like RSA Events on Facebook:
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Animator: Charlie Griffin Voice: Sam Conniff Allende BRIEF: Moving Pictures, conceive and produce an animation to accompany one of two selected audio files that will clarify, energise and illuminate the content Visit the RSA Student Design Awards website: http://sda.thersa.org/ Follow the RSA on Twitter: https://twitter.com/RSAEvents Like the RSA on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theRSAorg Listen to RSA podcasts:
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Watch this 5 Minute Life Lesson interview with Bernadette Jiwa, global authority on the role of story in business, innovation and marketing, and author of “Hunch: Turn Your Everyday Insights Into the Next Big Thing”. These bite-sized interviews offer backstage access insights – with brand new, updated questions, hear about what makes Bernadette happy, who
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This exclusive, backstage access short interview with Instructor of Psychology at Harvard Medical School, Susan David reveals how a childhood teacher inspired her to write journals to cope with her father’s terminal illness and acted as an impetus for her career today. Subscribe now to get these bite-sized interviews straight to your inbox. Speaker: Susan
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How do we build a future that doesn’t leave humans behind? Erik Brynjolfsson, co-author of Machine, Platform, Crowd argues that ‘deep learning’ technologies can do much more than routine work. So how do we harness technological progress to benefit the many, not just the few? Watch Erik Brynjolfsson, Co-founder and Director of MIT Initiative on
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A distinguished panel share key insights and new ideas emerging from the Global Education Leaders’ Program, a community of education system leaders from twelve cities and countries collaborating to transform education in their contexts. ‘Redesigning Education’ captures the journeys of cities and countries around the world as they travel from the education systems they have
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Animator: Arthur Kearns Voice: Sam Conniff Allende BRIEF: Moving Pictures, conceive and produce an animation to accompany one of two selected audio files that will clarify, energise and illuminate the content AWARD: RSA Legacies fund £500 Visit the RSA Student Design Awards website: http://sda.thersa.org/ Follow the RSA on Twitter: https://twitter.com/RSAEvents Like the RSA on Facebook:
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Animator: Charlie Griffin Voice: Tiffany Dufu BRIEF: Moving Pictures, conceive and produce an animation to accompany one of two selected audio files that will clarify, energise and illuminate the content Visit the RSA Student Design Awards website: http://sda.thersa.org/ Follow the RSA on Twitter: https://twitter.com/RSAEvents Like the RSA on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theRSAorg Listen to RSA podcasts: https://soundcloud.com/the_rsa
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Journalist and trend forecaster James Wallman explains why more and more of us are suffering from “stuffocation” — where instead of feeling enriched by the things we own, we are stifled and overwhelmed by them. Follow the RSA on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/thersaorg Like the RSA on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/thersaorg Our events are made possible with the support
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