Leisure - The School Of Life


Given that we spend so much of our lives at work, we are often exhausted and out of ideas when it comes to our free time. At the School of Life, we believe everyone could do with a little instruction into how to make the best possible use of the time we have to ourselves – and offer a range of products and services to ensure that we get the most out of our leisure pursuits like travel, reading, culture and nature.

Tools for Life-Affirming Leisure

From introductions to history’s greatest thinkers and ideas, to suggestions for what to do on our days off, we offer a range of tools for making the most of our downtime.



Everyday Adventures

Re-Discover Wonder and Excitement As grown-ups, one of our deepest urges is for life to be more adventurous: a little more excitement, novelty, interest and passion. Unfortunately, many…
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Big Ideas for Curious Minds

An Introduction to Philosophy for Curious Young Minds Children are, in many ways, born philosophers. Without prompting, they ask some of the largest questions: about time, mortality, happiness…
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Quotes to Live By

A collection of enlightening quotes to deliver some of the most important lessons The School of Life has to offer, accompanied by humorous illustrations. The perfect book for…
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What Adults Don’t Know About Art

Inspiring Young Minds to Love and Enjoy Art Everyone tells children that art matters— but the truth is that very often it’s hard to know why it really…
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Introducing the new The School of Life App

Get all of The School of Life’s Leisure content, and much more, in your pocket by downloading now.

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Leisure in the app


art for art's sake




Margaret Mead

Therapeutic Services

Art Therapy

Art therapy has nothing to do with becoming an artist and one certainly doesn’t need to know how to draw ‘well’ (or care at all for drawing) in order to gain a lot from it. Rather, it’s a special technique for helping us to understand ourselves better.

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