Since its inception in the eighteenth century, the Royal Society of Arts has tried to improve every possible aspect of British life. They’ve done so by supporting inventions and persuading the public. In a time of slowed innovation and technological pessimism, we could all stand to learn from the RSA’s example, and so today I’m discussing it with Anton Howes.

Anton is the historian in residence at the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufacturers, and Commerce. He is also the author of the recently released Arts and Minds: How the Royal Society of Arts Changed a Nation.

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