Southampton RSA Fellows Festival on this week

Southampton RSA Fellows Festival on this week

Photo by Chris Moorhouse.

The Southampton RSA Fellows Festival is taking place from 3.30pm on Thursday 29th February. It aims to bring together a diverse group of leaders from across the City and its institutions to discuss how the City can achieve a sustainable, regenerative future and the courageous decisions that will be required.

Speakers include Dr Cheryl Butler (historian and writer) who will present ’Southampton’s Courageous History’ and Satvir Kaur (parliamentary candidate for Southampton Test, pictured top) speaking on the ‘Courage to Act’. Also confirmed are Rebecca Kinge (Southampton Voluntary Services), Ben Clarke (Future Worlds, University of Southampton), Hannah Terrey (Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust), Sian Campbell (University of Southampton Business School) and Sam Monger (Head of Place Based Investment, The Good Economy).

The RSA was founded 260 years ago. It has over 30,000 ‘fellows’ who are incredibly diverse, but share a passion for building a more resilient, regenerative future. Their focus areas are varied, but often involve bringing together diverse stakeholders to address specific challenges and influence policy. Recent high-profile interventions have included ‘The Future Of Work’ and more recently the ‘UK Urban Futures Commission’ which considered the central role of cities in building a sustainable future.

 Every year the RSA hosts a ‘Fellows Festival’ which brings together Fellows and others to discuss current topics, usually grouped around a theme. This year the theme is ‘courage’ – as in the courage to address the global challenges. Historically, the event has taken place in London. This year there are events being held in cities across the UK – Including Southampton on February 29th (3.30pm – 7.30pm)

Tickets are available from Eventbrite >>

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