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.


RSA Events navigateright Episode

An Astronauts Story Of Invention

Kathy Sullivan, the first American woman to walk in space, recounts her experience of being part of the team that launched, rescued and repaired the Hubble Telescope. This event was recorded live at the RSA on Tuesday 3rd March 2020. Discover more about this event: