Viewing entries posted in October 2012
With the season of spooks approaching, I feel a tingling in
my fingers; they itch to find some scary tales to read aloud
around a fire on a dark autumnal evening – or to read to
myself, enjoying the feeling of my...
People generally don’t think of the paper on which the
daily news is printed, or the printing press that puts it
there, as anything but neutral. They identify the publishers
as the ideologues and the medium as a conduit.
You'd think the same, broadly...
The School of Life has collaborated with Liminal Space to
curate a Tour of Designer-Makers of London's East End this
Saturday. Our expert guide is design historian Sarah
Teasley. Our hosts include artist Adam Dant, ceramicist
Stuart Carey, creative consultancy Patternity and Town House
I recently had the great privilege and pleasure of
interviewing Brené Brown, one of the world’s most
original and exciting thinkers about emotional life, before
a packed audience at London’s historic Conway Hall. It was
no surprise that the event, organised by The School...
Over its four thousand year history yoga has accumulated a
heavy burden of radical claims for its powers to tackle
stress and foster mental and physical well-being. Inspired
by these claims, and often by their own positive experiences
in the yoga studio, scientists are...
The decline of violence may be the most significant and
least appreciated development in the history of our species.
Its implications touch the core of our beliefs and values
– for what could be more fundamental than an understanding
of whether the human condition,...