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RSA Events

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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.

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Let’s Talk About Death

June 23rd, 2014

Episode 208 of 494 episodes

If a fuller life requires a deeper acceptance of death, what stops us facing up to the inevitable? Writer Will Self, philosopher Stephen Cave and Dr Joanna Cook lecturer in Medical Anthropology at UCL ask: if we could look mortality more squarely in the eye, what effect would it have on our personal and political lives?

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