RSA Events


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.



May 16th, 2013

Episode 62 of 494 episodes

Acclaimed writer Jay Griffiths offers a passionate defence of childhood, and mourns the loss of its 'kith' - its unique time, space and place, in Western cultures.

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