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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The Inequality Debate

April 18th, 2016

Is growing inequality a price worth paying for London’s continued economic success? As London’s economy continues to outpace the rest of the UK, so… Go to Episode

Gender Equality By Design

April 21st, 2016

Iris Bohnet, professor of public policy at Harvard University, demonstrates the tools we need to ‘move the needle’ on gender, from classrooms to boardrooms,… Go to Episode

Engineering Our Messy Problems

April 25th, 2016

How can engineering concepts help us make better decisions and create innovative solutions in a complex world? At the RSA, biomedical engineer and policy… Go to Episode

Launch of the Commission on Inclusive Growth

May 3rd, 2016

The Inclusive Growth Commission is an independent, impactful inquiry designed to understand and identify practical ways to make local economies across… Go to Episode