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  • What is the RSA?

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    What on earth is the RSA, and what does it do? Everyone’s favourite hairy hand (and proud RSA Fellow!) Andrew Park explains all with his trusty black pen.

    Narrated by George the Poet (another Fellow!)

    Want to support our work and become a Fellow yourself? https://www.thersa.org/fell...


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  • Brexit Bites Play all

    For all pre and post Brexit questions!
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  • How To Be A Better Person Play all

    Talks, tips and animations on how to be better person, with renowned world speakers such as Brene Brown, Michael Pollan, Josh Kaufman, Cheryl Strayed and loads more!
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  • RSA Spotlight Play all

    Only have 10 minutes spare? Perfect! Let us introduce you to RSA Spotlights – taking you straight to the heart of the event, highlighting our favourite moments and key talking points, all in under 10 minutes.
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  • 5 Minute Life Lessons Play all

    Our brand new interview series catches some of the greatest minds behind the scenes at the RSA, asking for their thoughts and views on human progress, creativity and fulfilment.
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  • RSA Animates Play all

    The RSA Animate series is an innovative way of sharing world-changing ideas. All audio is taken from the RSA's free events programme, and all animations are created by Cognitive Media.
    • RSA ANIMATE: Economics is for Everyone! - Duration: 11 minutes.

      • 2 weeks ago
      • 43,299 views
      ‘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 per...
    • RSA ANIMATE: How To Help Every Child Fulfil Their Potential - Duration: 10 minutes.

      • 7 months ago
      • 333,447 views
      Ever wondered why kids say they’re bored at school, or why they stop trying when the work gets harder? Educationalist Carol Dweck explains how the wrong kind of praise actually *harms* young people...
    • RSA ANIMATE: Re-Imagining Work - Duration: 9 minutes, 6 seconds.

      • 2 years ago
      • 800,629 views
      Dave Coplin, Chief Envisioning Officer at Microsoft, imagines what might be possible if more organisations embraced the full, empowering potential of technology & encouraged an open, collaborative ...
    • RSA ANIMATE: The Power of Outrospection - Duration: 10 minutes.

      • 3 years ago
      • 791,023 views
      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:/...
    • RSA ANIMATE: The Truth About Dishonesty - Duration: 11 minutes.

      • 3 years ago
      • 1,187,969 views
      Are you more honest than a banker? Under what circumstances would you lie, or cheat, and what effect does your deception have on society at large? Dan Ariely, one of the world's leading voices on h...
    • RSA ANIMATE: The Power of Networks - Duration: 10 minutes.

      • 4 years ago
      • 607,390 views
      In this new RSA Animate, Manuel Lima, senior UX design lead at Microsoft Bing, explores the power of network visualisation to help navigate our complex modern world. Taken from a lecture given by ...
    • RSA ANIMATE: The Divided Brain - Duration: 11 minutes.

      • 4 years ago
      • 1,719,766 views
      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...
    • RSA ANIMATE: The Paradox of Choice - Duration: 10 minutes.

      • 5 years ago
      • 1,070,413 views
      In this new RSA Animate, Professor Renata Salecl explores the paralysing anxiety and dissatisfaction surrounding limitless choice. Does the freedom to be the architects of our own lives actually h...
    • RSA ANIMATE: The Internet in Society: Empowering or Censoring Citizens? - Duration: 10 minutes.

      • 5 years ago
      • 693,636 views
      Does the internet actually inhibit, rather than encourage democracy? In this new RSA Animate adapted from a talk given in 2009, Evgeny Morozov presents an alternative take on 'cyber-utopianism' - t...
    • RSA ANIMATE: Changing Education Paradigms - Duration: 11 minutes.

      • 5 years ago
      • 14,032,255 views
      This RSA Animate was adapted from a talk given at the RSA by Sir Ken Robinson, world-renowned education and creativity expert and recipient of the RSA's Benjamin Franklin award.

      The RSA is a 258 ...
    • RSA ANIMATE: 21st Century Enlightenment - Duration: 11 minutes.

      • 5 years ago
      • 1,219,996 views
      The RSA's Chief Executive Matthew Taylor explores the meaning of the RSA's strapline '21st Century Enlightenment'. How might this idea might help us meet the challenges the world faces today, and w...
    • RSA ANIMATE: First as Tragedy, Then as Farce - Duration: 10 minutes.

      • 6 years ago
      • 1,563,973 views
      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 i...
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    The RSA Shorts animation series provides a snapshot of a big idea, blending voices from the RSA Public Events Programme and the creative talents of illustrators and animators from around the world.

    It responds to the ever-increasing need for new ideas and inspiration in our busy lives and acts as a jolt of 'mental espresso' that will awaken the curiosity in all of us.

    If you're interested in the opportunity of animating one of our Shorts, please email your bio and links to your portfolio to shorts@rsa.org.uk.
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    Watch unedited webcasts of our events from start to finish. The most recent event is available first.
    • Brexit: The Cultural Response | BBC R4 Front Row | John Wilson - Duration: 42 minutes.

      • Streamed 4 days ago
      • 2,470 views
      Join us for a very special BBC Radio 4 live broadcast event at the RSA in partnership with Front Row. As part of a series of Radio 4 programmes reflecting and examining the political and cultural l...
    • Becoming Wise | Krista Tippett | RSA Replay - Duration: 59 minutes.

      • Streamed 1 week ago
      • 2,450 views
      Becoming Wise with Krista Tippett. Join award-winning broadcaster and author Krista Tippett at the RSA to explore the enduring question of what it is to be human, and how we can learn to live with ...
    • Can Citizens Be Economists? | Seema Malhotra MP | RSA Replay - Duration: 1 hour, 13 minutes.

      • Streamed 1 month ago
      • 1,440 views
      Can citizens be economists? The RSA launched the Citizens Economic Council, asking: can citizens really be economists, and what might the extent of their role and influence in shaping economic poli...
    • The Future of Further Education & Skills | Vince Cable MP | RSA Replay - Duration: 1 hour, 9 minutes.

      • Streamed 3 weeks ago
      • 1,796 views
      The Future of Further Education & Skills. The very near future presents a critical turning-point for the Further Education and Skills sector. Join us to explore and re-imagine custom and practice w...
    • How to Live to 100 | Lynda Gratton | RSA Replay - Duration: 52 minutes.

      • Streamed 3 weeks ago
      • 1,915 views
      How to Live to 100. What will your 100-year life look like? Does the thought of working for 60 or 70 years fill you with dread? Or can you see the potential for a more stimulating future as a resul...
    • Gambling: Getting the Balance Right | Philip Graf CBE | RSA Replay - Duration: 1 hour, 3 minutes.

      • Streamed 1 week ago
      • 1,191 views
      Gambling: Getting the Balance Right with Philip Graf CBE. What are the key current and future challenges facing the gambling industry – and for the politicians and regulators seeking to protect the...
    • How to Create a Political Party | Catherine Mayer | RSA Replay - Duration: 1 hour.

      • Streamed 1 week ago
      • 2,093 views
      How to Create a Political Party. In the wake of a shock referendum result, and a campaign that exposed deep social, economic and political divisions, it’s clear that we need a new approach to democ...
    • Connectivity is Destiny | RSA Replay | Parag Khanna - Duration: 55 minutes.

      • Streamed 1 month ago
      • 2,455 views
      It is time to reimagine how life is organized on Earth. We're accelerating into a future shaped less by countries and more by mega-cities; less by borders and more by connectivity. A world in which...
    • RSA Replay: Is Britain Still a World Enterprise Power? - Duration: 58 minutes.

      • Streamed 2 months ago
      • 1,737 views
      Britain was built by some of the most extraordinary entrepreneurs in history. But who will shape its future? Is Britain still one of the world’s great enterprise powers - and if not what needs to c...
    • RSA Replay: The State of the Sharing Economy - Duration: 1 hour, 4 minutes.

      • Streamed 2 months ago
      • 2,516 views
      The sharing economy has grown rapidly in the last 5 years, and is now popularized by big players such as Airbnb and Uber. But with growth, come growing pains. As the sector comes of age, what steps...
    • RSA Replay: Why People Do Bad Things - Duration: 56 minutes.

      • Streamed 2 months ago
      • 2,432 views
      What informs our views on crime? Why do myths prevail across the political spectrum? How can we begin to understand crime for what it is – as a risk that can be managed and, more importantly, reduc...
    • RSA Replay: Fixing Finance - Duration: 1 hour, 7 minutes.

      • Streamed 2 months ago
      • 1,930 views
      What is finance really for? How much of it do we need, and what kind? Does creating a safe and useful financial sector require much more radical reform than governments have yet been prepared to co...
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    • RSA ANIMATE: Drive: The surprising truth about what motivates us - Duration: 10 minutes.

      • 6 years ago
      • 14,930,423 views
      This lively RSA Animate, adapted from Dan Pink's talk at the RSA, illustrates the hidden truths behind what really motivates us at home and in the workplace.

      Follow the RSA on Twitter: https://tw...
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    • RSA ANIMATE: Changing Education Paradigms - Duration: 11 minutes.

      • 5 years ago
      • 14,032,255 views
      This RSA Animate was adapted from a talk given at the RSA by Sir Ken Robinson, world-renowned education and creativity expert and recipient of the RSA's Benjamin Franklin award.

      The RSA is a 258 ...
    • Brené Brown on Empathy - Duration: 2 minutes, 54 seconds.

      • 2 years ago
      • 6,492,609 views
      What is the best way to ease someone's pain and suffering? In this beautifully animated RSA Short, Dr Brené Brown reminds us that we can only create a genuine empathic connection if we are brave en...
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    • RSA ANIMATE: The Secret Powers of Time - Duration: 10 minutes.

      • 6 years ago
      • 3,959,172 views
      Renowned psychologist Professor Philip Zimbardo explains how our individual perspectives of time affect our work, health and well-being.

      This RSA Animate was taken from a lecture given as part of...
    • How Cooking Can Change Your Life - Michael Pollan - Duration: 20 minutes.

      • 2 years ago
      • 3,377,795 views
      Renowned activist and author Michael Pollan argues that cooking is one of the simplest and most important steps people can take to improve their family's health, build communities, fix our broken f...
    • RSA ANIMATE: The Empathic Civilisation - Duration: 10 minutes.

      • 6 years ago
      • 2,859,744 views
      Bestselling author, political adviser and social and ethical prophet Jeremy Rifkin investigates the evolution of empathy and the profound ways that it has shaped our development and our society. Ta...
    • RSA ANIMATE: Crises of Capitalism - Duration: 11 minutes.

      • 6 years ago
      • 2,830,773 views
      In this RSA Animate, celebrated academic David Harvey looks beyond capitalism towards a new social order. Can we find a more responsible, just, and humane economic system?

      The RSA is a 258 year-o...
    • RSA ANIMATE: Smile or Die - Duration: 10 minutes.

      • 6 years ago
      • 2,389,284 views
      Acclaimed journalist, author and political activist Barbara Ehrenreich explores the darker side of positive thinking.

      The RSA is a 258 year-old charity devoted to creating social progress and spr...
    • RSA ANIMATE: The Divided Brain - Duration: 11 minutes.

      • 4 years ago
      • 1,719,766 views
      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...
    • RSA ANIMATE: First as Tragedy, Then as Farce - Duration: 10 minutes.

      • 6 years ago
      • 1,563,973 views
      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 i...
    • RSA ANIMATE: Language as a Window into Human Nature - Duration: 10 minutes.

      • 5 years ago
      • 1,351,557 views
      In this new RSA Animate, renowned experimental psychologist Steven Pinker shows us how the mind turns the finite building blocks of language into infinite meanings. Taken from the RSA's free publi...
    • RSA ANIMATE: 21st Century Enlightenment - Duration: 11 minutes.

      • 5 years ago
      • 1,219,996 views
      The RSA's Chief Executive Matthew Taylor explores the meaning of the RSA's strapline '21st Century Enlightenment'. How might this idea might help us meet the challenges the world faces today, and w...
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