What is The School of Life?

The School of Life is a global organisation devoted to teaching you how to lead a more fulfilled life. We offer insights in the key ingredients of emotional well-being: how to form good relationships, identify a satisfying career, minimise anxiety, acquire confidence and connect properly with friends.

All our services are available around the world in digital format - via books, films, articles, online classes and online psychotherapy.

New: Bold Truths

Bold Truths is a collection of wise statements immortalised as art: 20 philosophical prints encapsulating the most important lessons The School of Life has to teach. Brought to life by leading artists and designers, they’re ready-made prints that can be lifted out and displayed in your home or place of work as a permanent reminder of how to live well. They’re a perfect marriage of beauty and utility: exquisite illustrations of essential ideas.

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Explore What's New

Browse what has just arrived in our shop, including 'Varities of Melancholy': a compassionate guide to our sombre moods.

Discover Our Bestsellers

Discover our most popular books, card sets, gifts and games on topics ranging from sex and relationships to careers and anxiety. 

Intelligent Children's Books

Know a parent, or have children yourself? Discover books and tools to help us raise resilient, emotionally intelligent kids. 

Browse All Books

We specialise in thoughtful, honest, (and often humorous) books, written to captivate and console. Browse our full range.

Play with Us

Discover games and kits made to bring you closer to your friends, your family, your partner or simply yourself.

Book Virtual Tickets

Delve deeper into your topic of choice with an interactive virtual class, conversation evening or speaker event from The School of Life.

Join a Virtual Class

Our Virtual Classroom is a hugely enjoyable way to learn our key ideas. Enrol today to experience our teaching, connect with experts and meet like-minded strangers from around the world from the comfort of home.


Become a Friend

Our Friend scheme is our inner-circle, designed to reward and recognise those who are closest to us. A year-long membership, for yourself or gifted to a loved one, includes many benefits and allows us to explore, and return to, every topic offered by The School of Life.

Develop Your Team

Our Virtual Business Workshops take your team - wherever they may be - through a range of key emotional skills needed to thrive in the world today; including resilience, calm, endurance and strategic foresight. We build and educate winning teams.