Our lives are so often filled with superficial talk, from office chit chat to commentaries on last night's television. How can we have conversations that inspire us to think in new ways, that stimulate our curiosity and that prompt us to say things we've never said before? How should we talk to our lovers? How can we deal with difficult conversations both at work and around the family dinner table?
Join us for a class about the art of conversation. We'll be exploring its history, drawing lessons from top talkers like Doctor Johnson and Woody Allen. We'll investigate the psychology and philosophy of conversation - what works and what doesn't - as well as the assumptions we make about other people that stifle mutual understanding. And of course we'll put the ideas we explore into practice. Come along and discover how to make the leap from mere idle banter to enriching and adventurous conversation.
Our classes have been designed to give useful insights around the big themes in life. You’ll be challenged to think deeply about the issues that matter most, and provided with a space to share your thoughts, ideas and experiences with other curious, open-minded individuals.
These sessions are designed by experts and taught by members of our faculty. They are limited to 25 people and include a mix of lecture and group activity and conversation. Optional homework is provided for those interested in further study.