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

Sandrine Dixson-Declève on Emerging from Emergency

May 1st, 2020

Leading sustainability expert Sandrine Dixson-Declève calls on international leaders to ensure that economic recovery plans are targeted to restoring… Go to Episode

Margaret Heffernan on How to Map the Future Together

April 23rd, 2020

The current crisis shows that uncertainty is now an ineradicable fact of life. CEO and entrepreneur Margaret Heffernan has closely studied the organisations… Go to Episode

Nicholas Christakis on the Blueprint for a Good Society

April 16th, 2020

Nicholas Christakis is a physician, sociologist and network scientist at Yale University, who studies human nature and the organisation of societies.… Go to Episode

Eric Klinenberg on Social Solidarity in Crisis and Beyond

April 15th, 2020

Eric Klinenberg, professor of social science at New York University, argues that policies that promote social solidarity and invest in social infrastructure… Go to Episode