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: Big Tech and the Future of Democracy

Good Work In The New Machine Age

July 23rd, 2018

As the RSA launches its new Future Work Centre, an expert panel considers how we can harness new technologies to create a better world of work. Will technologies… Go to Episode

How Politics And The Media Crashed Our Democracy

July 23rd, 2018

Political insider Tom Baldwin shares worrying insights from behind the curtain of power, and warns that we are in danger of pressing ‘delete’ on liberal… Go to Episode

Has The UK Reached Peak Inequality

July 23rd, 2018

Academic and writer Danny Dorling argues that Britain has finally reached peak inequality, and immediate action is needed to defuse Britain’s ticking… Go to Episode

10 Years After the Crash

September 12th, 2017

This event was recorded live at The RSA on Monday 11th September 2017 As UK Chancellor of the Exchequer, Alistair Darling was involved at the highest… Go to Episode