RSA Events: Audio show

RSA Events: Audio

Summary: Enjoy audio and video from RSA's free public events programme, which addresses relevant issues from the fields of science and technology, design and the arts, economics, politics and international affairs. Our speakers include internationally renowned writers, academics, business leaders, social innovators, politicians and policymakers exploring the biggest challenges facing society today.


  Knowledge is Beautiful | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 60:00

Data journalist, designer and founder of the blog sensation Information is Beautiful, David McCandless visits the RSA to demonstrate how visualised information can help us comprehend, navigate and find meaning in a complex world.

  Britain Belongs to Someone Else | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 60:00

Award-winning novelist and journalist James Meek visits the RSA to explain how Britain’s common wealth became private, and the impact it has had on us all: from the growing shortage of housing to spiralling energy bills.

  RDI Address 2014: Building New Worlds | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 60:00

Visionary production designer Alex McDowell RDI will give the 2014 address.

  Envisioning a New Public Art | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 60:00

Art historian William L Pressly offers an in-depth analysis of James Barry’s murals depicting the progress of human culture and knowledge.

  Efficiency and Reform – The Next Chapter | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 60:00

Five days after the last Autumn Statement before the election, Minister for the Cabinet Office and Paymaster General Francis Maude visits the RSA to expand on the innovative approaches being applied to the design and delivery of modern public services.

  The Political Economy of Climate Change | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 60:00

Robin Hahnel, professor of economics at Portland State University discusses what must be done to combat climate change, and what political obstacles must be overcome if humans are to avoid the fate of lemmings.

  Public Relations: The Master Now | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 60:00

Has the internet and social media revolution allowed the public relations industry to dominate journalism?

  Command and Control | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 60:00

Acclaimed investigative journalist Eric Schlosser reveals the dangerous history of the management of nuclear weapons – and the grave risk they still pose to humankind.

  Small is Powerful: Beyond Big Business, Big State, and Big Culture | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 60:00

How can we create a wealthier, fairer and more stable world? Adam Lent, director of the RSA's Action and Research Centre, delivers an impassioned plea for a really big 'small' revolution.

  Love, Death, Self and Soul | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 60:00

In the final event of the series, project director Dr Jonathan Rowson addresses the often unacknowledged spiritual roots of public life, and proposes a new framework for a ‘post-religious spirituality’.

  Humanity Above Bureaucracy | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 60:00

Jos de Blok receives the 2014 RSA Albert Medal for his work as founder of Buurtzorg, a transformational new model of community health care.

  The Enabling State: Giving Power to Citizens and Communities | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 60:00

Sir John Elvidge, former Permanent Secretary to the Scottish Government, visits the RSA to explore how the state can improve public services and wellbeing by harnessing the strengths of its citizens, and devolving power to communities.

  What Marshmallows Can Tell Us About Self-Control | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 60:00

One of the most influential psychologists of the 20th century, Walter Mischel, visits the RSA to explore the nature of willpower, and the implications it has for everything from parenting to public policy.

  Why Nudge? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 60:00

Renowned public thinker Cass Sunstein defends his groundbreaking nudge theory. When the state seeks to influence our choices in “our best interests” is this liberty-infringing meddling, or simply good government?

  Pioneering the Possible | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 60:00

Peace builder Scilla Elworthy proposes ten new 21st century values to replace the stale values of the past, in order to build a world that works for all.


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