Saturday, June 26, 2010


The Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA) is a British institution dating back 250 years. According to their web site they want to be a cradle of enlightenment thinking and a force for social progress. Their approach is multi-disciplinary, politically independent and combines cutting edge research and policy development with practical action.

They provide one of the biggest free events programmes in the UK, enabling leading thinkers and new voices to share ideas on key contemporary issues. They are like a British counterpart to TED. The RSA is a great source for free videos of talks of well known scientists and thinkers. Their web site and YouTube channel provide to the public a huge pool of presentations on a variety of interesting subjects. An excellent place to go to for the curious or for the ones who seek food for the mind.

Some examples: Drive: The surprising truth about what motivates us, The secret powers of time, The empathic civilization, Superfreakonomics.

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