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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Katherine Trebeck on Building Back Better

June 10th, 2020

New polling shows that a substantial majority of the public now want government to focus on improving health and wellbeing over economic growth. Dr Katherine… Go to Episode

Jonathan Haidt On The Social Psychology Of Crisis

June 10th, 2020

Before the pandemic outbreak, we had been living through a period of increasing polarisation. But now that Covid-19 crisis is revealing the full extent… Go to Episode

Mariana Mazzucato on New Economic Approaches

June 5th, 2020

Leading economist Mariana Mazzucato explores the potential for new structures, strategies and alliances to lay the foundations for an inclusive and sustainable… Go to Episode

Anne Case and Angus Deaton on Capitalism in Crisis

May 15th, 2020

The flaws in our social and economic system are proving fatal to some parts of the population. Renowned economists Anne Case and Angus Deaton examine… Go to Episode