Our classes and workshops, designed by a world-class faculty, go straight to the most helpful ideas around the dilemmas of work, relationships, friendship and anxiety. Take a systematic, structured journey around our material or try a one-off class when it's convenient.

You'll learn, make friends and - in the long run - save a lot of time.

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  • The Life House

    The Life House

    Retreat into serenity, contemplation and restoration in our beautiful house in the rolling hills of Wales.

  • Membership

    The School of Life Friends

    The School of Life Friends

    As a Friend of The School of Life, you’ll become part of our curious, sociable and open-minded community.

  • 1-Day Workshop

    Making Relationships Work

    Making Relationships Work

    1 Jul One of our gravest errors we make around relationships is to imagine that they aren’t things we can get wiser or better at.>>

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    The Study Programme

    The Study Programme

    A unique 12-month programme to develop the core skills of emotional intelligence.

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    How to be Serene

    How to be Serene

    This class provides a toolkit to helps us triumph over free-floating or intense anxiety. >>

  • Business Workshop

    Communicate Better at Work

    Communicate Better at Work

    14 Jul By learning to handle workplace tensions, we can drop the script and start to be authentic with colleagues.>>

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    How to Develop Self-Knowledge

    How to Develop Self-Knowledge

    Self-knowledge matters so much because it is only on the basis of an accurate sense of who one is that one can make reliable decisions.>>

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    How to Be Confident

    How to Be Confident
    The difference between success and failure often hangs on a humiliatingly small and elusive trait that standard education never touches: confidence.>>

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    Stay or Leave?

    Stay or Leave?

    This is a class to help us decide whether we should keep working at a relationship or quit. >>

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    How to Find Love

    How to Find Love
    Choosing a partner is one of the most consequential and tricky decisions we will ever make. >>

  • Special Event

    HEROES: Jimmy Wales interviews Stewart Lee

    HEROES: Jimmy Wales interviews Stewart Lee

    5 July Join us for a meeting of minds. Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales meets his hero – Stewart Lee. >>

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    Summer Dance Party

    Summer Dance Party

    20 Jul Understand key ideas in cognitive psychology by learning some moves on the dancefloor.  

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    How to be Sociable

    How to be Sociable
    Knowing how to get the most out of the people we meet, and live and work around is fundamental to our chances of a fulfilled life.>>

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    Summer School: 5 Day Course

    Summer School: 5 Day Course

    Take a vacation for the mind - experience the best of The School of Life in one week. Available in both July and in August.

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    How to Fail

    How to Fail

    This class equips us with the tools to succeed on our own terms, which may be quite different from those of society.>>

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