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The School of Life

1st September, 2007

The School of Life is a new social enterprise offering good ideas for everyday living.

Based in a small shop in behind King’s Cross in London, they offer a variety of programs and services concerned with how to live wisely and well.

Addressing such questions as why work is often unfulfilling, why relationships can be so challenging, why it’s ever harder to stay calm and what one could do to try to change the world for the better.

The School of Life is a place to step back and think intelligently about these and other concerns. You will not be cornered by any dogma, but directed towards a variety of ideas – from philosophy to literature, psychology to the visual arts – that tickle, exercise and expand your mind. You’ll meet other curious, sociable and open-minded people in an atmosphere of exploration and enjoyment.

Find out more here


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