WHAT'S THE GO?
The School of Life is a London based institution that discusses ideas on how to live wisely and well. TSOL is now in Australia and kicks off the year with a sustainable feast on January 26th. Classes start February 2nd.
The school has classes, meals, sermons and my favourite word - adventures! Discussions are around various topics including literature, visual arts, philosophy to psychology. The tickets that get snapped up the fastest here in London are usually around the topics of finding a job you love, confidence, depression, creativity and relationships.
A QUICK BACKGROUND ON TSOL AND WHY I DIG IT
My close friend and writer Fiona Killackey told me about the place and its history the first week I got to London. The school was founded by essayist Alain de Botton (Status Anxiety, The Architecture of Happiness). If you haven't picked up one of his books Fiona gives a quick overview of Alain right here here.
I got my first experience of TSOL earlier this week - Myf Warhurst and I listened to a conversation between Richard Sennet, Professor of Sociology at the London School of Economics and Alice Rawsthorn, design critic at the International Herald Tribune. The topic? How we repair the social fractions that divide people. Incredibly insightful. We walked away with new ideas.
HOW DO I BOOK?
Classes at TSOL Australia are already selling out. Their summer term includes a lot of the popular topics I mentioned as well as meals with philosophers and a foot tour of Melbourne with cartoonist Oslo Davis who will also teach you how to sketch.