Matthew Taylor is chief executive of the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufacturers and Commerce (RSA) in London, founded in 1754 to encourage interdisciplinary work and thought. His previous life in politics included spells as Tony Blair’s chief advisor on political strategy, as director of the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) think-tank, and director of policy for the Labour Party. His most recent RSA lecture asked what we mean by humanism in the 21st century.
Interviews with Matthew Taylor
The best books on Progress, recommended by Matthew Taylor
What makes the most successful societies tick? The RSA’s Matthew Taylor says we should recognise that relationships and values are more important than scientific or economic advances