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About Classes at The School of Life

Our classes are at the heart of what we do, and believe in, at The School of Life. Our range of 12 carefully curated classes address the great challenges of life, following 4 broad themes: Work, Love, Self-Knowledge, and Leisure.

During the course of any our classes, you will be challenged to think deeply about the issues that matter most, and provided with a space to share your thoughts with other open-minded individuals. Our classes are designed and taught by experts, and include a mix of lecture, conversation and group activity.

You can take classes individually or combine classes by topic in our One-Day Workshops. Find out more by watching this film about classes from The School of Life.

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

How to Find Love

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

How to Make Love Last

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

Stay or Leave?

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

How to Identify Your Career Potential

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

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 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 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.

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 Be Serene

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

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 Enjoy Life

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

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.

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