RSA Events


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.

All of the audio files are recordings of talks in our public events programme.


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Title: Mary Beard and David Olusoga on History, Memory and Change

Sir Ronald Cohen on Reshaping Capitalism

July 23rd, 2020

Impact investment pioneer Sir Ronald Cohen argues that social justice must dictate the economic response to the crisis now facing countries the world… Go to Episode

Linda Scott on Powering Women's Potential

July 23rd, 2020

Women’s economic subordination is a global problem that affects us all. Gender equality, often treated as an afterthought or a luxury only wealthy countries… Go to Episode

Mary Beard and David Olusoga on History, Memory and Change

July 22nd, 2020

As movements for change sweep across the globe, two of the UK’s most admired public thinkers, Mary Beard and David Olusoga, reflect on the enduring… Go to Episode

Roman Krznaric on Thinking Long-Term

July 17th, 2020

From climate crisis to the next pandemic, the existential threat of short-termism is now all too clear. Drawing on ideas and movements from around the… Go to Episode