Royal Society for the encouragement of
Arts, Manufactures & Commerce,
Wales & Western Region
WELCOME to the website of RSA Wales and Western Region, one of the eleven regions of the London based Royal Society of Arts which was founded in 1754. Originally defined by county boundaries, the Region is now defined by appropriate postcode areas, as close as possible to the original boundaries; this simplifies administration and is also for voting purposes. All Fellows are of course entitled to attend functions in any region where they will always be welcomed.
We have over a thousand Fellows and one of the liveliest programmes outside of John Adam Street. In all our activities we seek to adhere to the spirit of William Shipley's original mission, updated to reflect 21st Century issues:
- advancing global citizenship
- towards a zero waste society
- encouraging enterprise
- developing a capable population
- fostering resilient communities
Wales and Western Region Committee works in close collaboration with the regional centre at Bristol and often holds joint events with them.
NEW! The Ray Thomas Book Collection is being catalogued online. Click here for details.