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A Second Renaissance?

The first renaissance was about loss of belief in authority. Today, as faith in our institutions declines, Rolf Jensen and Mika Aaltonen FRSAs argue we need a second.

Hijab, Pornography and Sexual Freedom

Recent debates about women wearing hijab and the sexualisation of young girls, can elicit strong and frequently contradictory responses, argues Juliana Farha FRSA.

Governance in society

Mark Thriscutt FRSA suggests emphasising personal responsibility to tackle individual and organisational misbehavior.

Joining the crowdfunders

Ed Whiting suggests that the RSA is well placed to become a beacon of crowdfunding for enterprise.

Illuminating Indigenous Ideas

Patrick de Flufy illustrates the mischaracterisation of Amazon’s indigenous peoples and the complex reality on the ground.

Creative and collaborative

Tessy Britton FRSA writes that it was a year in which citizen-led creative and collaborative local projects came into their own.

The people’s Olympiad

Martin Willis FRSA argues that more time should be spent celebrating grass roots activity, which captures the spirit of the people’s Olympics.

Lets move to…Bedford Falls!

Michael Reardon FRSA wonders whether the story of George Bailey can inspire a model of ethical banking

Choosing Peace

Diana Francis FRSA asks whether the RSA can contribute to the debate about demilitarisation as part of the shared mission of 21st century enlightenment.

Climate, biodiversity and the bigger picture

Tim Hirsch FRSA argues that the positive role of biodiversity conservation could help energise public action.

Supporting parents

Children’s Commissioner and FRSA Maggie Atkinson looks at how we support parents to support and nurture children

The twenty first century artists’ guild

Pete Lawrence FRSA explains why a connected community is essential for the future of art in Britain.

Help Yourself To Housing

Jon Fitzmaurice FRSA explores self-help housing, an alternative route for people who “can’t rent, can’t buy”

An Age of Opportunity

Jeremy Darroch FRSA believes that the private sector can come to be seen as a positive force

Positivity gets a bad press

In this unforgiving climate, we are hooked on the energising urgency of bad news. It’s time to start enjoying life, says Laurence Shorter