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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Climate Change: Time to Act

August 20th, 2019

The Guardian’s John Harris speaks to the environmental campaigners putting climate change at the top of the public agenda. This event was recorded live… Go to Episode

A Manifesto For The Common Good

August 20th, 2019

Economist Guy Standing asks: what it would take for us to be a happier, more equal and prosperous society? This event was recorded live at Wilderness… Go to Episode

Toolkit For Activists

August 20th, 2019

Campaigner Gina Martin shares her top tips for aspiring change-makers. This event was recorded live at Wilderness Festival on Saturday 31st July 2019.… Go to Episode

Ideas To Fix The Future

August 20th, 2019

A panel gathers to explore the policy ideas urgently needed to address climate emergency, and how they could become reality. This event was recorded live… Go to Episode