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: The New Normal: Leadership in the Climate Crisis

What Democracy Needs Now

July 23rd, 2018

In his annual RSA Chief Executive’s Lecture Matthew Taylor makes a case for radical reform of our political and policymaking systems in the face of… Go to Episode

A New Politics For An Age Of Crisis

July 23rd, 2018

Political failure is a failure of the imagination. Journalist and author George Monbiot joins us to tell the new political story we’ve been missing.… Go to Episode

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