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Society & Culture

The RSA hosts one of the world’s leading public events programmes, delivering over 100 lectures, talks, screenings and debates a year. These events provide a platform for our most exciting public thinkers, and encourage intelligent exploration of today’s most urgent social challenges. Our public programme welcomes speakers from across the world and across disciplines – all united by a belief in the power of ideas to inspire and motivate social change. All of the audio files are recordings of talks in our public events programme.


Can a healthy cultural relationship compensate for political mistrust?

May 21st, 2015

Episode 332 of 494 episodes

Ciarán Devane, British Council chief executive and Mary Dejevsky, writer and broadcaster discuss UK-Russia relations and how the promotion of cultural values and ideas can play a vital role in building mutual understanding and the capacity to influence.

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