1. RSA Insights: Local identity and the arts


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    How are culture and arts embedded in local identity? We caught up with some of the local authority representatives, community-based artists, creative practitioners and thought leaders invited to attend…

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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…

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      • RSA Insights: Public Service Volunteering


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        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. Our work has been informed by an expert…

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        • The Refugee Crisis


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          Our panel of experts and commentators discuss what is to be done about the largest wave of mass-migration in Europe since WWII. Whilst we may have suffered a collective failure of imagination up…

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          • George the Poet on Climate Change


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            What will it take to make us act on climate change? Why can’t we overcome our collective inertia? Intellectually we may ‘get it’, but our behaviour doesn’t always reflect that…

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            • Anat Admati on The Future of Good Finance


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              One of Time and Foreign Policy Magazine’s 100 most influential people in the world, Professor of Finance and Economics at Stanford University Anat Admati explains that the financial system must…

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              • RSA Insights: The Heritage Index


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                Jonathan Schifferes, Associate Director, Public Services and Communities at the RSA, explains the Heritage Index, produced in collaboration with Heritage Lottery Fund. This new online tool reveals…

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                • Cardinal Vincent Nichols on Hope


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                  Across the globe, we continue to witness tides of conflict, economic and social volatility, alongside widespread evidence of increasing levels of inequality, vulnerability and atomisation. Where do…

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                  • Robert Rowland Smith on Ideas


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                    We are becoming increasingly bombarded with ‘ideas’. But are there other ways of knowing that could enable us to experience the world more richly? Writer and philosopher Robert Rowland…

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                    • Sudhir Hazareesingh on How the French Think


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                      France gave us the word intellectual; its world-leading thinkers taught us to reason. But in recent years, French thought has been in the doldrums – some say even in crisis. Award-winning historian…

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