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: Anne Case and Angus Deaton on Capitalism in Crisis

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

Ian Goldin on Global Responses to Crisis

April 14th, 2020

Ian Goldin, Professor of Globalisation and Development at the University of Oxford, joins us to reflect on how the current state of globalisation has… Go to Episode

How To Change The World

March 27th, 2020

Writer Helen Lewis offers a fresh perspective on the battle for equality, by reclaiming the history of feminism as a history of difficult women. This… Go to Episode

An Astronauts Story Of Invention

March 4th, 2020

Kathy Sullivan, the first American woman to walk in space, recounts her experience of being part of the team that launched, rescued and repaired the Hubble… Go to Episode