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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Stories From Britains Youth

What does it mean to be young in the UK today? A group of writers and activists share their stories with author and editor Nikesh Shukla. One in four people under twenty-five in the UK will be affected by mental illness. Over half of people under twenty-five have looked for advice on homelessness. University fees are rising, job opportunities are drying up, and buying a house is out of reach for all but a privileged few. This event was recorded live at Thursday 11th July 2019. Discover more about this event here: