COVID-19 Update


The impact of Covid-19 on our organisation, like so many, has been a significant one. Without our key offering of our program of events being possible for the foreseeable future, we have made the difficult decision to suspend The School of Life’s operation in Australia for the time being. 

During this time, we would invite you to continue your journeys and exploration of TSOL content online via our Youtube channel and The Book of Life, which will continue to be updated by our team in London.
 
We also encourage you to engage with the work of our friends at Dumbo Feather magazine. Their deep conversations with extraordinary people are the salve we need in this unsettling time. 

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Here you'll find answers to some of the questions we are asked most frequently. If your query isn't answered here, do get in touch with us.

 

What if I purchased a ticket to an event that’s been cancelled? Can I get a full refund?

For those of you who have purchased tickets to any of our upcoming events, your tickets will be refunded in full within the next week (the week beginning Monday 6thApril 2020). The full amount will be refunded to the credit card on which you purchased the tickets.

This process is being managed by our wonderful friends at Humanitix. Should you have any questions, feel welcome to email us at enquiries@theschooloflife.com.au.

Will any of the events/workshops be rescheduled for later in the year? 

No, they won’t. We have suspended our operation for the foreseeable future.

We invite you to continue your journeys and exploration of TSOL content online via our Youtube channel and The Book of Life, which will continue to be updated by our team in London.

 

Will you be offering online classes? 

The School of Life Australia won’t be offering online classes, however our colleagues in London are indeed offering online classes, which you can explore at www.theschooloflife.com/london.

We also invite you to continue your journeys and exploration of TSOL content online via our Youtube channel and The Book of Life, which will continue to be updated by our team in London.

 

How can I get in touch with The School of Life?
We would love to hear from you:

  • For general and press enquiries, please email enquiries@theschooloflife.com.au until Thursday 9th April.
  • After this time, all emails regarding The School of Life Australia should be sent to the London team at classroom@theschooloflife.com

Resources to support you

We encourage you to take care of yourself and remember the power of connection and community during these times:

 

GENERAL

What is The School of Life?
You can read all about us here.

Who is The School of Life?
You can read all about our Faculty & Staff here.

Who founded The School of Life and when?
The School of Life was founded in 2008 by Alain De Botton and other colleagues from the humanities, education and cultural sectors.

How can I contact Alain de Botton?
Please send all enquiries for Alain via the message form on Alain’s website.

What ideology is behind The School of Life?
None in particular. We provide a forum for exploring various life issues with like-minded people, fostering emotional intelligence through teachings from the humanities (literature, philosophy, psychology, history and art) and free from dogma. You can read more about us here.

Who writes the books published by The School of Life?
We are used to the idea that books have a single author and that this author's name is clearly identified on the spine and cover. However, at The School of Life, we have a different approach. We are a team: a group of psychologists, philosophers, sociologists and social scientists. Together we make up The School of Life's content team, which puts out a huge amount of material every year: we make films, put on classes and conferences for the general public, offer training and seminars to businesses as well as producing gift and books.

When it comes to these books, they are a genuinely collective effort – and therefore, we don't wish to highlight one author above another. The books we write are simply from 'The School of Life'.

What are your opening times?
We have suspended our operation for the time being, so we do not have opening times. Feel welcome to contact our team in London any time at classroom@theschooloflife.com.

 

PROGRAMS

The impact of Covid-19 on our organisation, like so many, has been a significant one. Without our key offering, our program of events, being possible for the foreseeable future, we have made the difficult decision to suspend The School of Life’s operation in Australia for the time being. 

Our team in London are developing virtual workshops both for public and business. To explore that offering from our London team, please see www.theschooloflife.com/london.

 

RETAIL

Where can I buy TSOL retail product in Melbourne?

If you’re looking for a store that sells The School of Life products, we recommend you visit our friends at the stores below who have a great range of TSOL product:

Dymocks Melbourne    Lower Ground Floor, 234 Collins St, Melbourne VIC 3000
http://www.dymocks.com.au


Readings St Kilda    112 Acland St, St Kilda VIC 3182
https://www.readings.com.au/st-kilda


Milligram, Melbourne Central    Shop 212, Level 2/285 Little Lonsdale St, Melbourne VIC 3000
https://milligram.com/

 

Where can I find TSOL Retail Stockists in Sydney?

 Pentimento Papeterie    249 King St, Newtown NSW 2042  

http://www.pentimentonewtown.com/
Ariel Booksellers    98 Oxford St, Darlinghurst NSW 2010

 http://www.arielbooks.com.au
Dymocks Sydney CBD    424-430 George St, Sydney NSW 2000

http://www.dymocks.com.au

  

Where can I find TSOL retail product in Brisbane?

Dymocks Brisbane    177 Albert St, Brisbane City QLD 4000

http://www.dymocks.com.au

State Library of Queensland    Cultural Precinct, Stanley Pl, South Brisbane QLD 4101

http://slq.qld.gov.au


Where can I find TSOL retail product in Perth?

Dymocks Hay St    705-707 Hay St, Perth WA 6000

http://dymocks.com.au

New Edition Bookshop    41 High St, Fremantle WA 6160

http://www.newedition.com.au

 

Where can I find TSOL retail product in Adelaide?

A Trip to The Moon    155 The Parade, Norwood SA 5067

http://atriptothemoon.com.au

Bluey Boronia    Shop 11, Topham Mall, 52-54 Waymouth St, Adelaide SA 5000

https://blueyboronia.com.au/

 

Where can I find TSOL retail product in Tasmania?

Fullers Bookshop    131 Collins St, Hobart TAS 7000

https://www.fullersbookshop.com.au

 

Where can I find TSOL retail product in Canberra?

The Hive    Shop 58, Ori Building, 30 Lonsdale St, Braddon ACT 2612

http://www.facebook.com/thehivelonsdalest/?_rdc=2&_rdr

 

For online orders and to see the full range of products, be sure to visit our international online shop, however, please note shipping fees apply.