Videos
Franklin Foer on How Tech Steals Your Attention
November 6th, 2017, 11:00 AM
Four giant tech monopolies have quickly become the most powerful gatekeepers of knowledge the world has ever known. But at what cost? Influential liberal journalist Franklin Foer investigates.
David Eagleman on Why We're Wired to innovate
November 1st, 2017, 11:00 AM
'The rock star of neuroscience', David Eagleman teams up with composer Anthony Brandt to present an agenda-setting investigation into human creativity.
Matthew Walker on The Sleep Deprivation Epidemic
October 23rd, 2017, 11:00 AM
Award-winning professor of neuroscience Matthew Walker visits the RSA to explain why the sleep deprivation epidemic is one of the greatest public health crises of the 21st century.
Simon Sinek on Intensity vs Consistency
October 11th, 2017, 11:00 AM
Why do workplaces always go for quick wins and flashy paint jobs over steady, consistent change? Watch this witty extract from Simon Sinek’s acclaimed RSA talk on organisational culture.
Glenn Greenwald and David Miranda on Becoming Enemies of the State
October 9th, 2017, 11:00 AM
Visiting the UK for the first time since David Miranda's detention at Heathrow in 2013, David and his partner Glenn Greenwald recall the traumatic experience and address the failures of the mainstream British press and media.
Robert Peston on The Demise of Northern Rock
October 2nd, 2017, 11:00 AM
Robert Peston, who broke the story of Northern Rock, reflects back on fast-moving events of the time, and the role of the key factors, from politicians, to bankers, to regulators.
Alistair Darling on 10 Years After the Financial Crash
September 25th, 2017, 11:00 AM
In this fascinating insight, Alistair Darling, Chancellor of the Exchequer during this time, recalls a phonecall with the chairman of RBS which sent a shiver down his spine...
Backstage with Alberto Alemanno
September 13th, 2017, 11:00 AM
Watch this backstage interview with Alberto Alemanno, Professor of Law and Co-founder, The Good Lobby.
Seth Stephens-Davidowitz on Why we Don't Tell the TRUTH, But our INTERNET HISTORY DOES
September 5th, 2017, 11:00 AM
Former Google data scientist, Seth Stephens-Davidowitz reveals the extraordinary research that will define social science in the 21st century.
James Williams on The Attention Economy
August 21st, 2017, 11:00 AM
James Williams' 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.
Dexter Dias on Why HUMANS HURT Each Other
August 14th, 2017, 11:00 AM
Dexter Dias QC has identified ten ‘types’ of human behaviour; ten deeply ingrained evolutionary drives, which provide tools for decoding the best and worst that humans do.
BREXIT: One Year On and the Debate Continues
August 7th, 2017, 11:00 AM
On the 23rd June 2016, the UK voted to leave the EU – arguably one of the most unexpected and momentous decisions ever taken by the electorate. One year on, and the situation is still uncertain.
5 Minute Life Lessons with Vanessa Van Edwards
July 26th, 2017, 11:00 AM
Watch this backstage interview with Vanessa Van Edwards, behavioural investigator and author of 'Captivate: The Science of Succeeding with People'.
Matthew d'Ancona on Post Truth
July 24th, 2017, 11:00 AM
Renowned journalist Matthew d’Ancona distinguishes post-truth from a long tradition of political lies, exaggeration and spin.
Duncan Green on How Change Happens
July 18th, 2017, 11:00 AM
How can we effect real change in the world? Duncan Green brings together the best research from a range of academic disciplines and the evolving practical understanding of activists to explore the topic of social and political change.
Erik Brynjolfsson on Machine, Platform, Crowd
July 13th, 2017, 11:00 AM
How do we build a future that doesn’t leave humans behind? Erik Brynjolfsson provides an essential guide to the new digital economy, and how to thrive in it.
Hugo Mercier on The Function of Reason
July 3rd, 2017, 11:00 AM
Cognitive scientist Hugo Mercier and his colleague Dan Sperber have made waves with the surprising results of years of research – that our power to reason has nothing to do with accuracy or truth-seeking.
5 Minute Life Lessons with Bernadette Jiwa
June 25th, 2017, 11:00 AM
Hear about what makes Bernadette happy, who inspires her, and what she's most curious about!
Matthew Taylor on The Importance of Good Work
June 22nd, 2017, 11:00 AM
Matthew Taylor, chief executive of the RSA and Chair of the Government’s Review into Modern Employment Practices, proposes a new national goal of good work for all.
Catharine MacKinnon on The Butterfly Effect
June 14th, 2017, 11:00 AM
Pioneering lawyer and activist for women’s rights Catharine A. MacKinnon argues that seemingly minor interventions in the legal realm can have a butterfly effect that generates major social and cultural transformations.