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Matthew Taylor Chief Executive RSA ... The Power to Create - July 2014

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Peter Burgess

Matthew Taylor ... The Power to Create

The 21st century presents us with huge challenges. How can we empower people to be active participants in creating a world we want to live in? Matthew Taylor, chief executive of the RSA, offers a vision for the future - a world where every individual has the freedom and opportunity to develop their unique capabilities to the full.

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In his 2014 Chief Executive’s lecture, Matthew Taylor will explore new thinking around the RSA’s core mission: to empower people to be capable, active participants in creating the world we want to live in.

The 21st century presents us with challenges of increasing scale and complexity, and yet we are failing to harness the ingenuity and skills of millions of individuals who could make a unique contribution towards our collective goals. Just as creativity is in ever greater demand, a vast resource of creative potential is going untapped.

In his lecture, Matthew will argue that we need to work towards a world that gives people the freedom to make the most of their capabilities. This will involve tackling the many constraints that limit individuals, and lock them out of the creative process.

Matthew argues that this can be done by combining new leadership and institutions that give us hope and excitement about the future, with a championing of individual creative endeavour and a 21st century spirit of solidarity and collaboration.

Speaker: Matthew Taylor, chief executive, RSA.

Chair: Anne McElvoy, journalist for The Economist and Evening Standard and a broadcaster.

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