Politics & Society

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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In this RSA Animate, renowned philosopher Slavoj Zizek investigates the surprising ethical implications of charitable giving. This was taken from the RSA’s free public events programme. The RSA is a 258 year-old charity devoted to creating social progress and spreading world-changing ideas. For more information about our research, RSA Animates, free events programme and 27,000
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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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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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Author and business adviser Josh Kaufman reveals a new approach for acquiring new skills quickly with just a small amount of practice each day. Donate to the RSA: https://utm.guru/udy0A SUBSCRIBE to our channel! Follow the RSA on Twitter: https://twitter.com/RSAEvents Like RSA Events on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rsaeventsoff… Listen to RSA podcasts: https://soundcloud.com/the_rsa See RSA Events behind the
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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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What does it take to come up with a new idea? In this beautifully illustrated RSA Short, award-winning mathematician Cédric Villani reveals the seven key ingredients that come together to create breakthrough moments in human knowledge and innovation. Watch the full talk (RSA Replay): https://youtu.be/iEWvTt1EFWs. Watch the edited talk (RSA Spotlight): https://youtu.be/z9-y12Q5YxA Voice: Cedric Villani
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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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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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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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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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‘Economics is for everyone’, argues legendary economist Ha-Joon Chang in our latest mind-blowing RSA Animate. This is the video economists don’t want you to see! Chang explains why every single person can and SHOULD get their head around basic economics. He pulls back the curtain on the often mystifying language of derivatives and quantitative easing,
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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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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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The 21st century presents us with huge challenges. How can we empower people to be active participants in creating a world we want to live in? In this extract from his annual RSA Chief Executive’s Lecture, Matthew Taylor offers a vision for the future – a world where every individual has the freedom and opportunity
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Watch this backstage interview with Vanessa Van Edwards, behavioural investigator and author of ‘Captivate: The Science of Succeeding with People’. These bite-sized interviews offer backstage access insights – with brand new, updated questions, hear about what makes Vanessa happy, who inspires her, and what she’s most curious about! SUBSCRIBE NOW to get these bite-sized interviews
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Mo Gawdat, Chief Business Officer at Google [X], having applied his superior skills of logic and problem solving to the issue of happiness, he proposed an algorithm based on an understanding of how the brain takes in and processes joy and sadness. He essentially ‘solved’ for happy. Watch Mo Gawdat, Chief Business Officer at Google
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Renowned behavioural scientist and No 10 ‘nudge’ guru David Halpern discusses how minor tweaks can have a huge effect in the world of decision-making. Watch the full replay: https://youtu.be/4XSKEM9FiZU RSA Spotlights – taking you straight to the heart of the event, highlighting our favourite moments and key talking points. In this excerpt from the event
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What if you really could change the world? Jody Williams, Nobel Peace Prize winner, firmly believes that each and every one of us can and should contribute to creating a better world. In this empowering RSA Short Jody explains why it is so important that we strive to make a difference. Voice: Jody Williams Animator:
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RSA Spotlights – taking you straight to the heart of the event, highlighting our favourite moments and key talking points. The way we manage organisations seems increasingly out of date. Survey after survey shows that the vast majority of employees are disengaged at work, while organisational leaders complain that their organisations are too slow, siloed
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Drawing on more than twenty years of research in the field of behavioural science, Harvard psychologist Susan David reveals how ‘emotional agility’ is the key to flourishing in work and life. Watch Susan David, Instructor of Psychology at Harvard Medical School, in our latest RSA Spotlight – the edits which take you straight to the
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Introspection is out, and outrospection is in. Philosopher and author Roman Krznaric explains how we can help drive social change by stepping outside ourselves. Discover more RSA animations: http://bit.ly/1FKMHGv. Roman Krznaric is an internationally renowned expert on empathy and author of ‘Empathy: A Handbook for Revolution’. He is a founding faculty member of The School
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Do you ever struggle with long nights? Do you feel waking up in a drowsy mood? even after getting at least 7-8 hours of sleep? according to estimates, over 50 million Americans suffer from occasional or chronic sleeping problems. So what is the cause? :Subscribe: http://goo.gl/dgHQSp #sciencetoday ============================== ►Follow ScienceToday here: * Facebook: https://goo.gl/2dSG31 ==============================
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Despite a long border with China and a population of 97 million people. Vietnam has recorded only just over 300 cases of Covid-19 and not a single death. Why they can do that? That is ‘Extreme but sensible’ measures :Subscribe: http://goo.gl/dgHQSp #sciencetoday ============================== ►Follow ScienceToday here: * Facebook: https://goo.gl/2dSG31 If you have any issues with
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Struggling to make time for sleep? It could be killing you. Bestselling author and sleep scientist Matthew Walker argues that we are sleepwalking into the greatest public health crisis of our time. Sleep lowers blood pressure, enhances creativity, boosts the immune system, regulates blood sugar, stabilises mood, prevents cancer and increases fertility. It is one
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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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Introducing RSA Spotlights – taking you straight to the heart of the event, highlighting our favourite moments and key talking points. In this excerpt from the event, A Brief History of Humankind, historian Yuval Noah Harari challenges everything we know about being human – our thoughts, our actions, our power, and our future. Watch the
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