The RSA Animate series is a unique way of illustrating and sharing the world-changing ideas from the RSA's free public events programme.
RSA animations, short films and event videos
Whether you have an hour to spare or just a few minutes, you’ll find a huge variety of formats and topics to stimulate and engage. Choose from edited highlights or full-length replays of talks and debates from the public programme, short videos presenting new RSA ideas, projects and research, as well as creative animations from our iconic RSA Animate and Shorts series.
An expert panel gathers to look back on a year of seismic events and world-changing headlines. Featuring Ian Leslie, commentator and author of Born Liars and Curiosity: Why Our Future Depends on it.
Award-winning novelist, public intellectual and political commentator Elif Shafak offers cautionary advice about the provisional nature of democracy in the west and the rise of populism – and how close we are to slipping ...
Are we wholly responsible for our actions? We don’t choose our brains, our genetic inheritance, our circumstances – so how much control do we really have over our lives? Philosopher Raoul Martinez argues that no one is truly ...
Influential political thinker Richard Reeves argues that the ‘opportunity-hoarding’ US upper middle classes are making it much harder for everyone else to climb the economic ladder.
How is money created? How much of it is real? Follow three citizens on their journey debating and questioning economists, Bank of England officials and business on crucial social and economic issues in their lives.
Former Leader of the Liberal Party of Canada, Michael Ignatieff asks whether or not the principle of human rights is becoming a global ethic, or the preserve of a liberal economic elite.
Terrorism expert Julia Ebner argues that far right and Islamist extremist narratives are mutually supportive, and are escalating the global terror threat.
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.
'The rock star of neuroscience', David Eagleman teams up with composer Anthony Brandt to present an agenda-setting investigation into human creativity.
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.