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: The New Normal: Leadership in the Climate Crisis

How To Control Your Attention And Choose Your Life

October 17th, 2019

We’re living through a crisis of distraction. Behavioural designer Nir Eyal teaches us how to regain focus on what really matters. This event was recorded… Go to Episode

Anti-Racism and the Politics of Diversity

October 11th, 2019

How should anti-racism work in ‘super-diverse’ societies? For as long as humans have lived together, we have grappled with questions about difference,… Go to Episode

Who Does Society Really Listen To?

October 2nd, 2019

Should pretty people pay more tax? Does truth really matter? Why are self-confident uninformed people so often believed? These are just some of the questions… Go to Episode

UK Politics: Making Sense of the Mayhem

September 30th, 2019

Do we get the politics we deserve? A panel of commentators reflects on a period of extraordinary political events and public discussion The turbulence… Go to Episode