The RSA's New World View - The Power to Create - A guest lecture by Matthew Taylor RSA

Matthew Taylor visits School of Social Sciences
Public lectures

On Thursday 30 April, the School of Social Sciences welcomes Matthew Taylor, Chief Executive of the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA), to deliver a guest lecture entitled The RSA's New World View - The Power to Create.

  • From: Thursday 30 April 2015, 12 am
  • To: Thursday 30 April 2015, 12 am
  • Location: Newton building, Main Entrance, Nottingham Trent University, City Campus, Goldsmith Street, Nottingham, NG1 4BU

Past event

Event details

On Thursday 30 April, the School of Social Sciences welcomes Matthew Taylor, Chief Executive of the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA).

The RSA's new world view – The Power to Create identifies opportunities for a step change in human flourishing and the barriers that stand in the way of progress. To make its greatest contribution social science too needs to combine idealism with objective analysis. Too often the idealism gets lost or hidden. In this guest lecture Matthew Taylor offers one framework which combines an idea of individual and collective efficacy with an analysis of why it is so hard in practice to achieve and sustain progress.

Matthew Taylor

Matthew Taylor became Chief Executive of the RSA in November 2006. Prior to this appointment, he was Chief Adviser on Political Strategy to the Prime Minister.

Matthew was appointed to the Labour Party in 1994 to establish Labour's rebuttal operation. His activities before the Labour Party included being a county councillor, a parliamentary candidate, a university research fellow and the director of a unit monitoring policy in the health service. Until December 1998, Matthew was Assistant General Secretary for the Labour Party. During the 1997 General Election he was Labour's Director of Policy and a member of the Party's central election strategy team. He was the Director of the Institute for Public Policy Research between 1999 and 2003, Britain's leading centre-left think tank.

Matthew is also a Visiting Professor at the School of Social Sciences, Nottingham Trent University.

Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA)

For over 260 years the RSA has built a powerful network of people who are dedicated to enriching society and shaping the future through ideas and action. Find out more about the RSA.

Programme

Programme

  • 5.45 pm – Registration
  • 6 pm – Welcome and introductions
  • 6.05 pm – Guest speaker: Matthew Taylor, Chief Executive of the RSA
  • 6.45 pm – Question and answer session
  • 7 pm – Post lecture drinks reception and canapés
  • 7.30 pm – Close

Booking information

This event is free to attend but places are limited so we recommend you book your place as soon as possible.

Please click on the Add to basket button above and complete the short online booking process to reserve your place.

Alternatively please contact the events team or telephone +44 (0)115 848 4460.

Location details

Room/Building:

Newton building, Main Entrance

Address:

Nottingham Trent University
City Campus
Goldsmith Street
Nottingham
NG1 4BU

Travel Info:

For information on travelling to Nottingham Trent University please visit our website.

Past event

Still need help?

+44 (0)115 941 8418