Videos
5 Minute Life Lessons with Tiffany Dufu
May 21st, 2017, 11:00 AM
Hear about what makes Tiffany Dufu happy, who inspires her, and why she's on the planet!
Bill Emmott on The Rise of Populism
May 18th, 2017, 11:00 AM
The traditional liberal democracies of the West are in decline, and divisive populist sentiment is on the rise. Former Economist editor-in-chief Bill Emmott explains that we have seen this phenomenon in Japan, France and Italy and now within all of Europe and America.
Mo Gawdat on an Algorithm for Happiness
May 8th, 2017, 11:00 AM
Mo Gawdat is Chief Business Officer at [X], an elite team of engineers that comprise Google's futuristic dream factory. In 2011 he proposed an algorithm based on an understanding of how the brain takes in and processes joy and sadness.
Tiffany Dufu on Embracing Imperfection
April 27th, 2017, 11:00 AM
Tiffany Dufu offers a new perspective on why the women’s leadership movement has stalled, Dufu urges women to embrace imperfection, to expect less of themselves and more from others.
Steven Sloman on The Knowledge Illusion
April 20th, 2017, 11:00 AM
Acclaimed cognitive scientist Steven Sloman argues that we survive and thrive despite our mental shortcomings because we live in a rich community of knowledge.
David Goodhart on The Populist Revolt
April 11th, 2017, 11:00 AM
David Goodhart argues that a populist politics of culture and identity has successfully challenged the traditional politics of Left and Right.
5 Minute Life Lessons with Rutger Bregman
April 4th, 2017, 11:00 AM
Hear about what Rutger Bregman is currently reading, who inspires him, and how success is often down to having a boring private life!
Ann Pettifor on The Evolution of Money
March 21st, 2017, 11:00 AM
Leading political economist Ann Pettifor explains how democracies can reclaim control over money production.
Steven Johnson on The Playful Origin of Ideas
March 21st, 2017, 11:00 AM
Internationally bestselling author Steven Johnson argues that novelty and wonder are powerful drivers of world-shaping technological change.
5 Minute Life Lessons with Steven Johnson
March 15th, 2017, 11:00 AM
Hear about what brings Steven Johnson happiness, who inspires him, what he's most curious about and lots more!
Svend Brinkmann on Resisting the Self-Improvement Craze
March 6th, 2017, 11:00 AM
Danish psychologist and media sensation Svend Brinkmann argues that too much self-help has atomized society and made us ill.
Simon Sinek on Millennials
February 28th, 2017, 11:00 AM
Sensational leadership guru Simon Sinek argues the case for the much-maligned millennial generation, and suggests ways we can harness their unique abilities for the common good.
Pankaj Mishra on The History of our Present Moment
February 27th, 2017, 11:00 AM
We are living in an age of anger: from American 'shooters' and ISIS to Trump, from a rise in vengeful nationalism across the world to racism and misogyny on social media. Pankaj Mishra discusses how and why we got to this point.
Daniel Levitin on The Truth About Lies
February 13th, 2017, 11:00 AM
We are bombarded with more information each day than our brains can process. Neuroscientist and New York Times bestselling author Daniel J. Levitin visited the RSA to help us sort the wheat from the digital chaff.
Alex Evans on How Stories Shape What We Believe
February 7th, 2017, 11:00 AM
Alex Evans visited the RSA to contend that in this time of global crisis and transition – mass migration, inequality, resource scarcity and climate change – it is only by finding new myths that we will navigate our way to a better future.
Robert Frank on The Role of Luck
January 31st, 2017, 11:00 AM
Influential economist and New York Times columnist Robert Frank argues that it is vital that we gain a more accurate understanding of the role of chance if we are to create better, fairer economies and societies, and shows how inequality driven by chance can be mitigated by adopting relatively simple policy solutions.
Björn Weigel on The Innovation Illusion
January 30th, 2017, 11:00 AM
Director of the European Centre for International Political Economy Fredrik Erixon and innovation strategist Björn Weigel argue that declining economic dynamism in Western economies, growing corporate reluctance to contest markets and excessive regulation are limiting our ability to innovate.
Lucy Crehan on Surprising Truths from Global Classrooms
January 23rd, 2017, 11:00 AM
As a teacher in an inner-city school, Lucy Crehan was exasperated with ever-changing government policy claiming to be based on lessons from ‘top-performing’ education systems. She visits the RSA to document some of her journey, weaving together her experiences with research on policy, history, psychology and culture.
Jonathan Haidt on The Left and Right of Capitalism
January 16th, 2017, 11:00 AM
Renowned social psychologist Jonathan Haidt uses an optical illusion to demonstrate how our brains are influenced, and how most of us stick unswervingly to one of two persuasive stories about capitalism.
5 Minute Life Lessons with Simon Sinek
January 11th, 2017, 11:00 AM
Simon Sinek describes his vision of a fulfilled life, delves in to the types of people who inspire him, and how they make him want to be a better person, as well as reveals how his travelled upbringing has made him the person that he is today.