Politics & Society

Ruby Wax – comedian, writer and mental health campaigner, visits the RSA to explain how and why our busy, self-critical thoughts drive us to anxiety and depression, and to provide ways of taming our out-of-control minds. Listen to the podcast of the full event including audience Q&A: http://www.thersa.org/__data/assets/file/0017/1532411/20131003RubyWax.mp3 For more information about the event go
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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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Clinical psychologist Jordan Peterson has built a following of tens of millions of viewers with his online lectures on topics from ancient mythology to modern relationships. In an era of often disorienting change and divisive politics, his message, emphasising individual responsibility and ancient wisdom, has resonated around the world, especially with young people. Drawing examples
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Legendary producer and QI mastermind John Lloyd visits the RSA to share the culmination of a life’s reading — that it’s what we don’t know that really matters. Find out more about QI: http://www.qi.com/ 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 of
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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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Sleep is one of the most important aspects of our life and yet it is increasingly neglected in twenty-first-century society, with devastating consequences. Award-winning professor of neuroscience Matthew Walker provides a fascinating insight in to why it is vital we start taking sleep seriously. Watch Matthew Walker, director of the Centre for Human Sleep Science,
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We call for a different way of thinking about both democracy and society. Healthy democracies are able to promote responsiveness and accountability between institutions, experts and citizens; whilst those that fail to do lack precisely those qualities. We need to look beyond the ballot box – understanding elections and electoral democracy one part of a
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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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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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One of the world’s most influential business thinkers Professor Clayton Christensen of Harvard Business School visits the RSA to explain how countries and companies can become more successful innovators, and create new, robust sources of growth. Speaker: Clayton M. Christensen, Kim B. Clark Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School and author of “The
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Adam Phillips, one of Britain’s most renowned psychoanalysts and literary figures, joins RSA Chief Executive Matthew Taylor for a conversation about life, the universe, and everything (and maybe a little Freud as well). 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 of our
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Award-winning science journalist Dan Hurley investigates the new field of intelligence training, and asks: can we really boost our brain power? For more information about the event go to the RSA event page http://www.thersa.org/events/audio-and-past-events/2013/can-you-make-yourself-smarter Listen to the podcast of the full event including audience Q&A: http://www.thersa.org/__data/assets/file/0009/1539117/20140130DanHurley.mp3 Follow the RSA on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/thersaorg Like the RSA
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In the latest event in our series on spirituality in the 21st century, psychiatrist and writer Iain McGilchrist considers the status of the soul. Once considered the most important part, indeed the whole purpose, of a human life – has science has now rendered the idea of the soul irretrievably redundant? If so, what have
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Oxfam senior researcher and former co-author of the UN’s annual Human Development Report Kate Raworth visits the RSA to explain ‘doughnut economics’ — the bold new theory that is sweeping the development world. Listen to the podcast of the full event including audience Q&A: http://www.thersa.org/events/audio-and-past-events/2012/doughnut-economics-creating-a-safe-and-just-space-for-humanity Follow the RSA on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/thersaorg Like the RSA on
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This event was live-streamed 6pm BST Thurs 10 April Designer and social entrepreneur Aral Balkan believes it is time to build an alternate future where we own our own tools, services, and data. And to do this we must create a new category of design-led, experience-driven ‘technology’. For more information about the event go to
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We spend our lives gathering – at home, at school, in the workplace, in our communities and beyond. And yet all too often these occasions are lacklustre and unproductive. Priya Parker offers a human-centred approach to gathering that can help us design meetings, events and experiences with greater care, clarity and creativity. Watch expert facilitator
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In an increasingly social world, author Susan Cain argues that we undervalue the power of the introvert at our peril. How can organisations ensure that the best ideas dominate, rather than those of the most vocal and assertive people? Susan Cain is in conversation with Jon Ronson, journalist, humourist and documentary maker. Listen to the
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Alain de Botton asks: what is it that we’re really looking for when we watch or read the news – and is it doing us any good? 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 of our Fellowship. Support us by donating or
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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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Robert Kegan’s theory of adult meaning-making has influenced theory and practice internationally across multiple disciplines. In a special RSA event, he considers: is it really possible to grow beyond the psychological independence of the “self-authoring mind,” so often seen as the zenith of adult development? Follow the RSA on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/thersaorg Like the RSA on
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In May this year, James Williams, a former Google employee and doctoral candidate researching design ethics at Oxford University, won the inaugural US$100,000 Nine Dots Prize. James argues that digital technologies privilege our impulses over our intentions, and are gradually diminishing our ability to engage with the issues we most care about. Watch James Williams,
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The Philadelphia Experiment is one of the most grotesque military urban legends ever — and it has endured as an infamous World War II conspiracy theory. But is there any truth to it? :Subscribe: http://goo.gl/dgHQSp #sciencetoday ============================== ►Follow ScienceToday here: * Facebook: https://goo.gl/2dSG31 * Twitter: https://goo.gl/IMm1ig ============================== ►FAIR-USE COPYRIGHT DISCLAIMER * Copyright Disclaimer Under Section
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Do you think our attention is for sale? Is the technology we carry in our pockets distracting us from pursuing our life goals? Have we woken up to the scale of the attention-capturing and persuasive powers being held by a small number of big tech companies? In the latest RSA Short, James Williams warns of
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This exclusive, backstage access short interview with Instructor of Psychology at Harvard Medical School, Susan David reveals how a childhood teacher inspired her to write journals to cope with her father’s terminal illness and acted as an impetus for her career today. Subscribe now to get these bite-sized interviews straight to your inbox. Speaker: Susan
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Entomologist William Romoser gave a poster presentation on at the national meeting of the Entomological Society of America in St. Louis, Missouri. He claimed that analysis of NASA’s images showed conclusive evidence that life existed on Mars, including insect-like creatures and reptiles, some of which still live there today. “There was and is still life
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The human body is one of the most miraculous machinery. We know that each person’s heart has to work 70-80 years without a moment’s rest to see all of that magic. Even though we are the owners, not many of us fully understand what’s going on in our bodies. :Subscribe: http://goo.gl/dgHQSp #sciencetoday ============================== ►Follow ScienceToday
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Sir Ken Robinson addresses the fundamental economic, cultural, social and personal purposes of education. He argues that education should be personalised to every student’s talent, passion, and learning styles, and that creativity should be embedded in the culture of every single school. Chair: Matthew Taylor, RSA chief executive. Supported by Samsung Mobile Listen to the
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