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About Events at The School of Life

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

If you'd like to learn more about what to expect, take a look at our Classroom FAQs.

7 January
Ruby Wax: How to be Human

Returning to The School of Life after multiple sold-out events, join Ruby Wax for a consoling look at the quirks and compulsions that make us entirely, forgivably human. She will be joined on stage by Gelong Thubten, a monk and Ash Ranpura, a neuroscientist.

22 February
The School of Life Conference - USA

The School of Life Conference is a three-day event on the most important ideas we teach; it aims to transform lives. It is designed to equip participants with a toolkit of Emotional Skills that can revolutionise relationships, careers and self-understanding.

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5 January
New Year School 2019

January 2019 - The best of The School of Life condensed into a single, unforgettable week. By working within a fixed group led by a core tutor over the week, you'll dive deeper than would be possible in any single class. Join us for a truly transformational vacation for the mind.

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Resilience

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

How to Find Love

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

How to Identify Your Career Potential

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

27 March
Spring School 2019

March 2019 - The best of The School of Life condensed into a single, unforgettable week. By working within a fixed group led by a core tutor over the week, you'll dive deeper than would be possible in any single class. Join us for a truly transformational vacation for the mind.

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 Be Confident

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

How to Make Love Last

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

Bibliotherapy

Our bibliotherapy service identifies a list of books you should read that can answer the most pressing and important questions of your life. A reading prescription to stimulate thought and transformation.

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?

Stay or Leave?

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

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.

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.

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.

How to Be Serene

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

How to Enjoy Life

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

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Creativity

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

The Steps to Calm

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

Making Relationships Work

One of our gravest errors we make around relationships is to imagine that they aren’t things we can get wiser or better at.

Finding A Fulfilling Job

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

Improving Your Emotional Intelligence

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

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The School of Life Friends - 1 Year Membership

Join our Friends’ Scheme in order to meet and connect with hundreds of other curious, intelligent and fascinating members of the School of Life. We host monthly conversation drinks in central London venues - around the big themes found in our films and books.

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Communication

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

Leadership

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

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