How to be Sociable - Virtual Class

What is ‘How to Be Sociable’?

How to Be Sociable is a 2.5 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. Further information on how to connect to the class will be made available once you have purchased a ticket.



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 should our friendships be for?
  • What is charm and how do we acquire it?
  • How can one be at ease in social situations?
  • What makes a good conversationalist?
  • What makes a good listener?

The format of this class is highly interactive and involves a combination of teaching, group discussion and individual reflection. The facilitators of the class aim to create a confidential space where all participants are welcome to contribute freely and comfortably. If you have any questions about the format of the class please get in touch at

Morning/Afternoon/ Evening Classes -  All timings are in British Summer Time (BST)

This event is being streamed globally, please use a time zone converter to check your local live streaming time.

For more information, please see our London FAQs or contact

Classroom Testimonials

‘Really welcoming to those coming by themselves and very interesting theoretical information/discussions’

‘Really enlightening experience; thank you so much’

‘Excellent; good fun and thought provoking’

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

Buy tickets for
How to be Sociable - Virtual Class

£40 Friends | £55 Standard (plus fees)

When and where:
  • Thu 18 Nov 2021 6.15pm GMT
  • Mon 20 Dec 2021 6.15pm GMT