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

How We Meet And Why It Matters

Expert facilitator Priya Parker shows how simple changes can transform the ways we spend our time together – at work, home, and in our communities. Catch up on the conversation between Priya Parker and Rowan Conway after Priya's gathering experience at the RSA. We spend our lives gathering – at home, at school, in the workplace, in our communities and beyond. And yet all too often these occasions are lacklustre and unproductive. We rely too much on convention and routine, failing to focus on the specific purpose for the gathering, and the distinctiveness of the people involved. This event was recorded live at Tuesday 11th June 2019. Discover more about this event here: