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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.


Closing the Opportunity Gap

October 28th, 2015

Episode 359 of 494 episodes

In this year’s RSA Chairman’s Lecture, Robert Putnam explores the cultural and economic factors that are contributing to the persistence of inequality, and asks: what can be done to address the widening ‘opportunity gap’.

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