Matthew Taylor and 21st Century Enlightenment

Matthew Taylor is the RSA’s Chief Executive, and in this animation video he explores how the idea of 21st Century Enlightenment could help us meet today’s challenges.

As this video sums up many of the concerns of this website, we’ve decided to feature it on our home page.

RSA Animate – 21st Century Enlightenment

Steven Pinker: Are we really as violent a society as we think?

This is the video of a TED lecture by Harvard Psychologist and Author, Prof Steven Pinker, about the perception of violence in society.

TED: Steven Pinker – Everything you know is wrong

TED ( is a non-profit organisation owned by the private non-profit Sapling Foundation, which sponsors a global set of conferences with the theme “ideas worth spreading”.