RSA Live Stream: A Place for Learning

Course Summary

We will live stream this event, being held at the RSA (Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce) auditorium in London, to the GTA University Centre. It is open to the public to attend free of charge and refreshments will be provided.

Lifelong learning has never been more crucial. We face the challenge of a workplace which is transforming rapidly while technology is driving massive economic and social changes. We are living longer, in more diverse communities and connected on a global scale – understanding the world around us is increasingly important. Yet the UK lags behind in adult literacy and numeracy while adult education provision is declining and there is no national strategy for lifelong learning.

Matthew Taylor (Chief Executive, RSA) will give this 2018 WEA Annual Lecture on the theme of how places play a crucial role in our engagement with learning. From the importance of community-based learning settings through to the infrastructure which supports lifelong learning at a local, regional and national scale, the places where we learn are as important as what we learn.

Matthew will explore how a clearer focus on the relation between place and learning can achieve greater results through making better use of our existing community resources and by better understanding how as individuals we respond to local identity.


In conjunction with the RSA (Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce) and the University of Southampton Business School, the GTA offers free access to seminars covering a range of relevant topics.


  • 17:45: Registration, refreshments and networking
  • 18:00: Live stream seminar starts
  • 19:00: Live stream seminar ends

Tutor Profile

The mission of the RSA (Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce) is to enrich society through ideas and action. They believe that all human beings have creative capacities that, when understood and supported, can be mobilised to deliver a 21st century enlightenment. Supported by 28,000 Fellows, the RSA shares powerful ideas, carries out cutting-edge research and builds networks and opportunities for people to collaborate, helping to create fulfilling lives and a flourishing society. Matthew Taylor, the speaker at this event, is the Chief Executive of the RSA.

Course at a Glance

  • Next Start Dates: New dates TBA
  • CPD Points: 0
  • Course Cost: Free
  • Course Length: 1 hour (18:00-19:00)

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