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: Nigel Topping on Greening the Recovery

Nigel Topping on Greening the Recovery

July 5th, 2020

Nigel Topping is the UK’s High-Level Climate Action Champion for the pivotal COP26 climate talks. The Covid-19 crisis may have postponed the summit… Go to Episode

Anne-Marie Slaughter on the Building Blocks of Progress

July 3rd, 2020

Injustice and inequality are holding us back from becoming the best society we can be, and we need to make change together, on every level. CEO of New… Go to Episode

Anneliese Dodds and Martin Sandbu on A Blueprint for Good Work

July 2nd, 2020

Can we design recovery measures to address deep-seated issues of economic inequality and insecurity? Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer Anneliese Dodds… Go to Episode

Andy Burnham on Locally Driven Change

June 27th, 2020

As Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham is working to shape the future of the city region, designing services and implementing policies with a central… Go to Episode