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19 June
How To Be Serene

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

20 June
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.

21 June
Purpose

Rediscover your motivations and values and begin to prioritise them.

24 June
How To Make Love Last

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

25 June
The Meaning Of Life

To wonder too openly, or intensely, about the meaning of life can seem a peculiar, ill-fated and even a faintly ridiculous pastime. But, in truth, the subject is for everyone.

5 August
Looking For Love

A four-week course to prepare us for the complex business of finding and maintaining love.

6 August
How To Develop Self-Knowledge

This class takes us on one of life’s most important journeys; into our deepest selves, to explore and understand our own unique traits and personalities.

7 August
How To Be Confident

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

9 August
Public Business Class: Leadership

Develop an authentic leadership style that inspires commitment and gets results

10 August
Improving Your Emotional Intelligence

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

14 August
Stay Or Leave?

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

21 August
How To Fail

Discover the tools to succeed on our own terms - which may be quite different from those of society.

24 August
Finding A Fulfilling Job

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

27 August
How To Be Sociable

Knowing how to be sociable with the people we meet, live with, and work around is fundamental to our chances of a fulfilled life.

28 August
How To Identify Your Career Potential

Discover what your next professional steps should be.

30 August
Business Bootcamp: The Confident Communicator

Slow Down, Tune In, Stay Curious. A day long Business Bootcamp Intensive to sharpen and develop your communication, listening, confidence and decision making skills.

2 September
Philosophy Salon: Plato

Philosopher Dr Tim Dean facilitates an intimate exploration of Plato’s key ideas and teachings

23 October
Spring School Intensive

Discover who you really are, and who you might become in the best of The School of Life condensed into a single, unforgettable week.

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Philosophy Salon: Dimensions of Love

Philosopher Dr Tim Dean facilitates an intimate exploration of Ancient Greeks interpretation of love – with wine and cheese, of course.

Bibliotherapy

Your guide you to those amazing but often elusive works of literature, both past and present, that have the power to enchant, enrich and inspire.

Developing Self-Awareness

Take greater control of your unconscious attitudes, beliefs and behaviours.

Rewiring Your Brain for Creativity

Go beyond conventional thinking and re-wire your brain’s approach to creative problem solving.

A Night of Better Conversation | Relationships

Join The School of Life for a fun, social and meaningful night of better conversation on the topic of relationships.

Resilience

Overcome setbacks and lay the groundwork for greater flourishing at work.

Matters of Life & Death

There is one thing that we can be absolutely certain of: we will die. What is far less certain is that death is something to be feared.

A Night of Better Conversation: Death

Join us for a fun, social and meaningful night of better conversation on the topic of Death presented in partnership with Cake Wines.

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Storytelling As Therapy with Dumbo Feather

Learn to identify and process life experiences and turn them into well-crafted stories with Dumbo Feather.

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.

Calm

Learn to cope with life’s challenges and setbacks without anxiety, panic or despair.

Adaptability

Learn to thrive in changing conditions instead of just coping with them.

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 fulfil both your material and physiological needs in this one-day workshop.

Stay Or Leave?

This is a class, intended both for people who are single and who are in couples, that explores the question: what is a good enough relationship?

The Steps To Calm

Learn how to be more patient, unruffled and at ease with life's setback and irritants in this one day workshop.

Objectivity

Making more insightful decisions that will serve you better in the long term

The Art of Arguing Well

Explore of the importance of disagreement and well-reasoned points of departure in this unique one-day workshop on the art of arguing well.

Leadership

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

How To Identify Your Career Potential

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

Improving Your Emotional Intelligence

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

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.

Making A Difference

Changing the world is difficult but we can at least learn to make a meaningful difference.

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.

Spending Time Alone

Is it possible to be happy in partnerships with family, friends or work colleagues– if we can’t, first, also be happy in ourselves?

How To Be Sociable

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

How Culture Can Change Your Life

Our societies frequently proclaim their enormous esteem for culture. But what is culture really for?

How To Enjoy Life

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

Finding Meaning Without Religion

We can choose what we make of religion and how we might pursue spiritual matters – or not. There’s a tremendous freedom in that, but also a profound challenge.