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How to Identify Your Career Potential

A toolkit for finding a job to satisfy both our emotional and our material needs.

How To Be Sociable

Knowing how to get the most out of the people we meet, and live and work around is fundamental to our chances of a fulfilled life.

About Events at The School of Life

Our classes, workshops, courses and special events go straight to the most helpful ideas around the dilemmas of work, relationships, self-knowledge and culture.

Take a systematic, structured journey around our material, join our Study Programme or Friends membership scheme, or try a one-off class to get a taster.

You'll learn, make friends and - in the long run - save a lot of time.

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Stay or Leave

This is a class to help us decide whether we should keep working at a relationship or quit.

How Culture Can Change Your Life

Music, film, literature and art are viewed by many as getting close to the meaning of life. But why?

How to Make Love Last

It is not inevitable that love must fizzle out; this happens when it has not been wisely managed.

The Steps to Calm

Learn how to be more patient, unruffled and at ease with life’s setbacks and irritants.


Learn how to make sounder, wiser decisions whilst reducing the stress of difficult choices. 

The Study Programme
The School of Life Friends - 1 Year Membership
20 October
The School of Life Conference

The School of Life Conference is a three-day event which covers the most important ideas we teach and aims to transform lives.

19 October
Life Lessons with Robert Webb

Join one half of the most accomplished comic duo in Britain as he explores what it means to be a boy – and a man – in 21st century Britain.

5 November
Shami Chakrabarti on Sisterhood

Join us for a timely and urgent sermon on why women still need equality and how they can achieve it.

1 December
Life Lessons with Simon Amstell

Join us for a journey into an outrageous mind. Psychologist Tanya Byron will interview Simon Amstell: a multi-talented comedian, director, and presenter whose natural bent towards iconoclasm and laugh-out-loud irreverence has routinely delighted audiences across the country. 

How To Develop Self-Knowledge

Self-knowledge matters so much because it is only on the basis of an accurate sense of who one is that one can make reliable decisions.


Overcome setbacks and lay the groundwork for greater flourishing with our hugely popular resilience training.


Learn key skills for improving your habits of communication and boost productivity in the process.

How to be Confident

The difference between success and failure often hangs on a humiliatingly small and elusive trait that standard education never touches: confidence.


Delve into the myths which surround creative practices and discover strategies for inventive thinking.

Improving Your Emotional Intelligence

Emotional Intelligence is the quality that enables us to negotiate the central problems in our relationships.

How To Enjoy Life

This class alerts us to the beauty and value of things, people and ideas around us.


Discover the psychological traits of business innovation and explore the trends of entrepreneurial success.

How To Fail

This class equips us with the tools to succeed on our own terms, which may be quite different from those of society.

How To Find Love

Choosing a partner is one of the most consequential and tricky decisions we will ever make.

Finding A Fulfilling Job

Learn how to find a career to fulfill both your material and psychological needs in this one-day workshop.

How to Be Serene

This class provides a toolkit to helps us triumph over free-floating or intense anxiety.


Develop an authentic leadership style that inspires commitment and gets results.

The Meaning of Life

To wonder too intensely about the meaning of life sounds like a faintly ridiculous pastime. But, in truth, the subject is for everyone.

9 October
Business Wise: Can Brands Help Us Lead Better Lives?

Business Wise is an occasion to explore how, in order to secure a long-term commercial advantage, innovators and marketeers must offer products, services and content that will, in some ways, help customers to lead better lives.

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