Mairi Ryan is head of public events at the RSA in London.
RSA Events provide a platform for public thinkers from across the world and across disciplines – all united by a belief in the power of ideas to inspire social change.
The programme includes over 100 talks, debates and screenings each year, and engages a global online audience with its innovative animated series RSA Animates and RSA Shorts.
Combining progressive ideas with unique illustrative practice, RSA Animates have become an iconic genre in the field of knowledge visualisation, and proved inspirational and educational to millions of viewers worldwide.
Before joining the RSA, Mairi completed a PhD and MPhil in European Literature at the University of Cambridge.
Mairi will judge the Research and Knowledge Communication category for the WIA2016 Awards.