The RSA was formed as an 'Enlightenment Age' institution in 1754 and if you look at the past membership you could be astounded - from present day figures of science that include Tim Berners-Lee and Stephen Hawking back to world changing giants with examples being Karl Marx and Charles Dickens - amazing.
|The RSA an Enlightenment institution that continues to strive to remain relevant|
|The National Portrait Gallery|
As well as being a networking organisation focusing on Social Good it has rooms for hire and can be used as a touch down spot when you're in town.
The National Portrait Gallery - Every Picture really does tell a storyAfter the tour I popped into the NPG plenty of visitors in the National Gallery but the NPG less crowded - always something to draw one in as a Portrait intrigues and suggests a life- on this occasion I resolved to find out about:
Thomas Secker (1693-1768) an archbishop of Canterbury who had been a key figure in the Church of England becoming comfortable (with the then new) idea of Methodism
Ayuba Suleiman Diallo (also know as Job ben Solomon (1701-1773) who was captured by slavers but later found to be of a Muslim family of Clerics, he was eventually granted his freedom and returned to Senegal
As before good weather meant lots to see on the streets and spotted a blue Plaque to Al Bowlly (another story there too)
|Al Bowly was here|
|An artist draws in crowds|
|A dancing Skeleton|