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Sir Ken Robinson – Changing Paradigms

Ken Robinson RSA Creativity expert Sir Ken Robinson will ask how do we make change happen in education and how do we make it last?

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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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RSA Animate – Language as a Window into Human Nature

Steven Pinker RSA In this new RSAnimate Steven Pinker shows us how the mind turns the finite building blocks of language into infinite meanings. Taken from the RSA’s free public events programme www.thersa.org/events.

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RSA Animate – The Power of Networks

Manuel Lima RSA In this new RSA Animate, Manuel Lima senior UX design lead at Microsoft Bing, explores the power of network visualisation to help navigate our complex modern world. Taken from a lecture given by Manuel Lima as part … Continue reading

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Imagine: How creativity works

Jonah Lehrer RSA Bestselling journalist and authorĀ  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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Quiet the Mind

Matthew Johnstone RSA Acclaimed author and illustrator Matthew Johnstone reveals how simple daily practices can help us be more present, more positive, have better health and greater clarity. Comment: Good points are raised, but quite concerned about the underlying discrimination … 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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