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Are local communities demonstrating new forms of leadership when national Government can’t?

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Anthony Painter

Director of RSA Action and Research Centre

Cities of Learning exhibit a model of collective place-led leadership — ‘power with’. Anthony Painter describes how they have evolved as national politics faces gridlock. [long-read]

Rawthmells Coffeehouse


14th February 2019

Rawthmells is the RSA's enlightenment coffeehouse. It has been designed to foster the creative thinking and collaborative action needed to address the challenges of the 21st century.

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The Leadership We Need Now


Thursday 7th March 2019 at 13:00

Durham Street Auditorium, RSA House

What lessons can we learn from successful leaders about how to navigate the challenges we face today? A panel gathers to reflect on the leadership of the moment and the take-home lessons from the worlds of politics and busines ...

We Need to Talk About Climate


Monday 18th March 2019 at 18:00

The Great Room, RSA House

Caroline Lucas MP is joined by Professor David Runciman to discuss the urgent need for reform of our political systems in order to confront the intractable challenge of climate change.

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