In his annual RSA Chief Executive’s Lecture Matthew Taylor makes a case for radical reform of our political and policymaking systems in the face of a growing crisis of liberal democracy.
Videos & Audio
Leading social philosopher and former political scientist Roman Krznaric offers a new roadmap for reinventing democratic politics in the twenty-first century.
Leading social philosopher Roman Krznaric argues that we need a new politics of mass action to catapult us out of apathy and into a reinvigorated democratic era.
The vote to leave the EU exposed the poor quality of public debate about complex issues in the UK, and demonstrated the need for a complete rethink of the way we communicate about and engage citizens in economics. Katie Ghose ...
Download our resource which outlines the key elements of Creative Gatherings and offers guidance on how to put one together; especially relevant to anyone with a professional or voluntary interest in civic action.
As part of the People Shaped Localism programme we look at the rise of public service volunteering as a critical element of local public service delivery.
The Arts and Social Change Evaluation closes this strand of the 3 year Citizen Power Peterborough programme of work across the city.
The Citizen Power Peterborough: Impact and Learning report closes the 3 year programme of work across the city. Citizen Power Peterborough was a partnership between the RSA, Peterborough City Council and Arts Council England. ...
Articles & Blogs
17th December 2018
Townspeople, businesses and local organisations from Thame and around have responded to the Green Living Plan for Thame consultation process in person, via email or questionnaire. In this blog, GLP gives an update on the ...
6th December 2018
To address inequalities we must recognise how they play out in different places, and not shy away from tough questions about local identities while empowering citizens to drive inclusive change.
26th November 2018
Julia Unwin, chair of the Civil Society Futures inquiry, argues civil society organisations should focus on their own attitudes and practice
13th November 2018
"Where is our community hurting? Is there anything we can do about it?" These are some of the questions that Steve Morris FRSA was asking in the process of creating a community café in North London, to tackle loneliness and ...
One of the Citizen Power Peterborough projects, Sustainable Citizenship aimed to encourage, test and support people’s ideas to make green behaviour easier in Peterborough and the city a more sustainable place to live.
This short paper shows how local communities in Yorkshire are encouraging food growing to rally people to play a more active role in shaping where they live. We share insights on what made them successful, how they can demonst ...
A network of 100 people of African origin with a desire to create change in their communities was selected by the RSA and began meeting in April 2014. Over a 12 month programme, the participants are receiving specialist ...
This project is Nesta-funded research in parallel to the Hounslow-Cranford Stronger Together project, and to compare approaches.
- Fellow Event
Tuesday 18th December 2018
The Steps, Rawthmells, RSA House
In conversation with International Artist & Activist, Salma Zulfiqar to mark International Day of Migration 2018.
- Fellow Event
Friday 7th December 2018
Online / Zoom
Join Becca Antink and Tom Harrison, researchers in the RSA’s Public Services and Communities team, for a discussion on the drivers of social isolation and how it plays out for different groups in different places, as part ...
Thursday 6th December 2018
Great Room Auditorium, RSA House
Professor James Fishkin, director of the Centre for Deliberative Democracy at Stanford University, shows how a more deliberative politics can revive our modern democracies.
- Fellow Event
Monday 3rd December 2018
Anderson Strathern, Edinburgh
Following an enthusiastic response to the proposal to reactivate the RSA Edinburgh Area Network, planning is underway. A launch event is expected in January 2019; please look out for Save the Date information.