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: ‘Don’t Forget the Magic’

The Automation Age: The Winners and the Losers

November 1st, 2019

We are amidst another technological revolution and Carl Benedict Frey explores what lessons from the past, can help us to better face the present and… Go to Episode

Liberalism Lost - 30 Years After the Fall of the Wall

October 30th, 2019

After winning the Cold War, did the West lose the peace? Political scientist Ivan Krastev sheds light on the East/West divide, thirty years on. This event… Go to Episode

System Change Not Climate Change

October 25th, 2019

How can a decarbonised, socially just global system be achieved? Economist Ann Pettifor discusses the radical plans laid out in the Green New Deal. This… Go to Episode

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