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Wait – The useful art of procrastination

Frank Partnoy RSA Frank Partnoy ex-Wall Street derivative trader and self-confessed procrastinator, reveals the science behind our decision-making disasters and successes, and argues that decisions of all kinds, whether ‘snap’ or long-term, benefit from being made at the last possible … Continue reading

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Connectome: How the brain’s wiring makes us who we are

Sebastian Seung RSA Rising star in the field of neuroscience Sebastian Seung argues that our identity lies not in our genes but in the connections between our brain cells — and he describes the monumental task of mapping these “connectomes”, … Continue reading

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Subliminal: The new unconscious and what it teaches us about ourselves

Leonard Mlodinow RSA Watch academic and bestselling author Leonard Mlodinow as he unravels the mysteries of the unconscious mind, and shows its remarkable and unexpectedly powerful effect on all aspects of our lives. Listen to the podcast of the full … Continue reading

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Time Warped

Claudia Hammond RSA Acclaimed writer and broadcaster Claudia Hammond draws on the latest research to shed light on the mysteries of time perception. Listen to the podcast of the full event including audience Q&A: http://www.thersa.org/events/audio-and-past-events/2012/time-warped Our events are made possible … Continue reading

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Imagine: How creativity works

Jonah Lehrer RSA Bestselling journalist and author  shows how new research is deepening our understanding of the human imagination and considers how this new science can make us happier. Listen to the podcast of the full event including audience Q&A: … Continue reading

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What is a Good Teacher?

Michael Wilshaw et al. RTA In the opening debate of a new series of Education Matters Debates with Teach First Sir Michael Wilshaw HMCI, Matthew Taylor, Peter Hyman, Ndidi Okezie and Gillian Hargreaves ask: what will it take to ensure … Continue reading

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Defending Politics: Why democracy matters

Matthew Flinders & Matthew Taylor RSA Professor of Politics at the University of Sheffield, Matthew Flinders, argues for a shift from the bland and fatalistic ‘politics of pessimism’ that appears to dominate public life, towards a more buoyant and engaged … Continue reading

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Peter Schiff – The Fed Unspun: The Other Side of the Story

Peter Schiff Reason TV “Ben Bernake fancies himself as a student of the Great Depression,” says renowned investment broker, global strategist, author, and Austrian economist Peter Schiff, “but… if he were my student he would have gotten an F.” During … Continue reading

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What Are Universities For?

Stefan Collini RSA Distinguished academic, author and critic Professor Stefan Collini dissects the real purpose of higher education with Professor Paul O’Prey, vice-chancellor, Roehampton University. Listen to the podcast of the full event including audience Q&A: http://www.thersa.org/events/audio-and-past-events/2012/what-are-universities… Our events are … Continue reading

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The Six Habits of Highly Empathic People

Roman Krznaric RSA Cultural historian Roman Krznaric reveals how the art of empathy can not only enrich one’s own life but also help to create social change. Listen to the podcast of the full event including audience Q&A: http://www.thersa.org/events/audio-and-past-events/2012/the-six-habits-of-hig… Our … Continue reading

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