What is The School of Life?

The School of Life is a global organisation helping people lead more fulfilled lives. You can find us online, in stores and in 10 welcoming spaces around the globe.

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About The School of Life

We believe that the journey to finding fulfilment begins with self-knowledge. It is only when we have a sense of who we really are that we can make reliable decisions, particularly around love and work.

Sadly, tools and techniques for developing self-knowledge and finding fulfilment are hard to find – they’re not taught in schools, in universities, or in workplaces. Too many of us go through life without ever really understanding what’s going on in the recesses of our minds.

That’s why we created The School of Life; a resource for helping us understand ourselves, for improving our relationships, our careers and our social lives - as well as for helping us find calm and get more out of our leisure hours. We do this through films, workshops, books and gifts - as well as through a warm and supportive community.

How Can We Help You?

To deliver our mission of helping people lead more fulfilled lives we have focused our attention on six key themes. We believe that each of these areas can bring us closer to fulfilment in a different way. You may find that each of these themes become helpful or relevant to you at different times in your life. We encourage you to dip into these subjects as and when they are most useful to you – although we’d suggest Self-Knowledge is a safe place to start if you’re not sure. Our themes are:

What We Offer

Everybody learns in different ways and we want to ensure that as many people as possible can benefit from what we do. We share our ideas through a range of channels, so that you can choose the format that works best for you.

We have created:

Watch our video to find out more. You'll find many more like this if you visit our YouTube channel.

What We Believe

Discover our philosophy of life in our more than 500 videos and our library of books - but we have also summarised our core beliefs in 8 key rules, which you can read about here.


Find Us in London

Underground: Russell Square is a five-minute walk. King's Cross St Pancras and Euston are a 10-minute walk. 

Buses: 10, 30, 59, 68, 73, 91, 168, 188, 205, 390, 476

Parking: There is an NCP Car Park around 4 minutes walk from the School.


We offer a 10% standard ticket price reduction on classes and special events under £60 for Students with valid ID, over-65's, un-waged and people with disabilities. To claim your discount please click here for the codes to use at checkout or please call us on 0207 8331010. Please note that we will check your ID for proof of eligibility upon arrival at the event.  


To find out more about our teaching faculty and therapists, please visit our Faculty page.


We are committed to supporting continued professional development, many of our work related classes have been CPD accredited