How to be Sociable - Virtual Class



You can experience The School of Life from your home by joining our programme of virtual classes. Classes are delivered via Zoom and feature expert teachers, enlightening content, interactive exercises with other participants, practical guidance, comfort and consolation. Further information on how to connect to the class will be made available once you have purchased a ticket.

What is ‘How to Be Sociable’?

How to Be Sociable is a 2 hour class by The School of Life which takes place regularly in our virtual classroom over Zoom. It is one of 12 classes around our 4 core themes: Love, Work, Self and Culture.

Why should I attend?

We all long to have sincere, intimate, warm-hearted and interesting meetings with friends and strangers - but too often, we fail to connect as we would like to. This is a class expressly designed to teach us the skills to have the kind of social life we deserve. It shows us how to escape unfruitful and loneliness-inducing small talk and how elegantly to start to have properly enriching connections with others. We are not only shown where we are going wrong, we’re given practical guidance - and group rehearsals - in winning strategies. Not least, we will laugh together as we learn.

What will I learn?

How to Be Sociable teaches:

  • What true friendship is really about

  • What it means to charm someone and how we can do so

  • How one can overcome shyness

  • What makes a good conversationalist

  • What makes a good listener

This class costs £55 and is run by an experienced, compassionate member of our faculty. You can read more about our faculty here. 

Dates and times are available to book below. New dates for this class are added throughout the year.


Evening Classes - Please note that all timings are in British Summer Time (BST)

6:30pm BST session opens

6:45pm BST class begins

9:00pm BST class ends


Morning Classes - Please note that all timings are in British Summer Time (BST)

9:30am BST session opens

9:45am BST class begins

12:00pm BST class ends


For more information, please see our London FAQs or contact


Classroom Testimonials

‘Fantastic experience; varied practical exercises; dynamic and engaging teacher; absolutely great.’

‘Really enjoyed the class and will take away a lot of useful insights; it was the right level of teaching vs interactive discussions; thank you.’

‘Fantastic session; wonderful presenter; thoughtful content.’ 

Buy tickets for
How to be Sociable - Virtual Class

£40 Friends | £55 Standard (plus fees)

When and where:
  • Sun 27 Sep 2020 9.30am BST - 12.00pm BST
    Zoom (Virtual Class)
  • Wed 14 Oct 2020 6.30pm BST
    Zoom (Virtual Class)