Politics & Society

John Gray, one of Britain’s most provocative and stimulating philosophers, visits the RSA to discuss the ideas raised in ‘The Silence of Animals’ – the much-anticipated sequel to the best-selling ‘Straw Dogs’. Chair: Jonathan Derbyshire, culture editor, New Statesman Listen to the podcast of the full event including audience Q&A: http://www.thersa.org/events/audio-and-past-events/2013/the-silence-of-animals-on-progress-and-other-modern-myths Follow the RSA on
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A distinguished panel share key insights and new ideas emerging from the Global Education Leaders’ Program, a community of education system leaders from twelve cities and countries collaborating to transform education in their contexts. ‘Redesigning Education’ captures the journeys of cities and countries around the world as they travel from the education systems they have
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Journalist and trend forecaster James Wallman explains why more and more of us are suffering from “stuffocation” — where instead of feeling enriched by the things we own, we are stifled and overwhelmed by them. Follow the RSA on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/thersaorg Like the RSA on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/thersaorg Our events are made possible with the support
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Pioneering medical scientist Dr Kevin Fong shows how our exploration of the physical world has run in parallel with advances in our understanding of the human body’s capacities and limits. But can human exploration go much further? Listen to the podcast of the full event including audience Q&A: http://www.thersa.org/events/audio-and-past-events/2013/extremes-exploring-lifes-limits Follow the RSA on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/thersaorg
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LRN CEO and author of ‘How’, Dov Seidman visits the RSA to outline the implications for living and working in what he calls the ‘Era of Behaviour’, where the source of competitive advantage has dramatically shifted from what we do, to how we do it. Listen to the podcast of the full event including audience
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Benedict Dellot discusses a new RSA report looking at the living standards of the self-employed. It touches upon issues such as earnings, mortgages, pensions and welfare, and makes the case for why we need to take the living standards of the self-employed more seriously. For more information about the report visit https://www.thersa.org/discover/publications-and-articles/reports/boosting-the-living-standards-of-the-self-employed/ RSA Insights, videos
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AI with Demis Hassabis, co-founder and CEO of DeepMind. How far can AI really take us? Demis Hassabis offers a unique insight from the frontiers of artificial intelligence research, and shares his latest thoughts on AI’s potential to help solve our biggest current and future challenges. Watch Demis Hassabis, co-founder and CEO of DeepMind, in
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This is the full webcast from the RSA event including Q&A from the audience on Thursday 4 July at 1pm BST. There is also an edited HD video available at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sXSjc-pbXk4. For more information about this talk, visit the RSA event page http://www.thersa.org/events/audio-and-past-events/2013/the-power-of-vulnerability Dr Brené Brown has spent the past twelve years carrying out ground-breaking
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In this new RSA Animate, renowned psychiatrist and writer Iain McGilchrist explains how our ‘divided brain’ has profoundly altered human behaviour, culture and society. Taken from a lecture given by Iain McGilchrist as part of the RSA’s free public events programme. To view the full lecture, go to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SbUHxC4wiWk. The RSA is a 258 year-old
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Animator: Charlie Griffin Voice: Sam Conniff Allende BRIEF: Moving Pictures, conceive and produce an animation to accompany one of two selected audio files that will clarify, energise and illuminate the content Visit the RSA Student Design Awards website: http://sda.thersa.org/ Follow the RSA on Twitter: https://twitter.com/RSAEvents Like the RSA on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theRSAorg Listen to RSA podcasts:
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Internationally influential thinker on education and creativity, Sir Ken Robinson considers how higher education institutions might play a greater role in developing the creative capacities of their students. His RSA Animate ‘Changing Educational Paradigms’ galvanised thinking about the role that creativity plays in schools: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zDZFcDGpL4U RSA Spotlights – taking you straight to the heart of
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RSA Spotlights – taking you straight to the heart of the event, highlighting our favourite moments and key talking points. Employers are talking more and more about wellbeing and resilience, but few are really clear on how to invest in the minds of their staff. Stress and anxiety levels are continuing to rise – affecting
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Academic philosopher and author Simon Blackburn explores the history of self-regard from Narcissus to “the selfie”, and asks – is self-love to be deplored or is it a healthy and necessary part of life? For more information about the event go to the RSA event page http://www.thersa.org/events/audio-and-past-events/2014/from-the-self-to-the-selfie Listen to the podcast of the full event
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For more information about the event and to listen to the podcast go to the RSA event page: http://bit.ly/1jGN6C3 How will the ‘collaborative commons’ transform our lives? Jeremy Rifkin, one of the world’s most popular public thinkers and political advisors, argues that capitalism will no longer be the dominant paradigm in the second half of
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Renowned psychotherapist, author and broadcaster, Philippa Perry visits the RSA to give tips for any parent looking to navigate their past, avoid repeating their own parents’ mistakes, and ensure they don’t saddle their children with life-long issues. Watch psychotherapist and author, Philippa Perry in our latest RSA Spotlight – the edits which take you straight
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Author and consultant Nicholas Lovell offers a new approach to engaging with followers, fans and customers, and a new way of understanding pricing and value in the 21st century internet economy. Listen to the podcast of the full event including audience Q&A: http://www.thersa.org/__data/assets/file/0005/1534478/20131031NicholasLovell.mp3 For more information about the event go to the RSA event page
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Finding one’s passion and true purpose in life is essential to human flourishing. In this new RSA Shorts video, Sir Ken Robinson argues that education, organisations and communities need to be built on a model of diversity rather than conformity, so that every individual is able to discover and develop their unique talents and abilities.
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We are living in a change of eras. Our current models of energy, finance and healthcare are not sustainable for the future. We need new solutions based on ecological, human-friendly relationships. We need new organizational structures focused on meaningfulness and new economic principles. With a new consciousness we can improve quality of life for vulnerable
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Bestselling author of Drive and star of the most-viewed RSA Animate, Dan Pink visits the RSA to explore the ways in which we can all improve our everyday sales skills, and identifies the personal qualities and essential skills necessary to move people. Listen to the podcast of the full event including audience Q&A: http://www.thersa.org/events/audio-and-past-events/2013/the-surprising-truth-about-motivating-others Follow
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Stats guru and political forecaster Nate Silver reveals why most predictions fail, and shows how we can isolate a true “signal” from a universe of increasingly big and noisy data. Speaker: Nate Silver, statistician and political forecaster at The New York Times. Chair: Dara O Briain, award-winning comedian, writer and broadcaster. SUBSCRIBE to our channel!
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