For Students of The School of Life

As students of The School of Life, we understand that learning doesn't end with graduation. We spend a great deal of our time restlessly searching for ideas that can console, enlighten and enrich our lives. We understand that navigating relationships and careers is a skill, not an intuition – and are committed to educating ourselves in the art of living.
With students in every country of the world, we are a fascinatingly diverse group of people. As our community has grown, so too has our set of complementary tools for working through our key themes of Work, Love, Self and Culture. We offer classes and therapies at 12 branches around the globe, as well as publishing books, creating films and developing a range of products that will assist in the quest for a more fulfilled life.
With this global community of inquisitive students in mind, we have designed The Campus Collection: a T-shirt, tote bag, pin badge and keyring for those who wish to subtly demonstrate their commitment to emotional intelligence.

The School of Life Press
The School of Life Library
All great educational institutions need a catalogue of ideas to draw upon, a compendium dedicated to knowledge. It is with this in mind that we have created The School of Life Library. It includes the best of our learning on Work, Love, Self and Culture and we have many more titles on the way this year. Shop Now >>
Extract from The Book of Life:
On the Importance of Books

Around 130 million books have been published in the history of humanity; a heavy reader will at best get through 6,000 in a lifetime. Most of them won’t be much fun or very memorable. Books are like people; we meet many but fall in love very seldom. Perhaps only thirty books will ever truly mark us. They will be different for each of us, but the way in which they affect us will be similar.

The core – and perhaps unexpected – thing that books do for us is simplify. It sounds odd, because we think of literature as sophisticated. But there are powerful ways in which books organise, and clarify our concerns – and in this sense simplify.

Visit The School of Life
We have branches of The School of Life across the globe. Come and meet us, attend a class, and browse our selection of books and products in the shop.
Amsterdam | Antwerp | Berlin | Istanbul | London
Melbourne | Paris | Sao Paulo | Seoul | Sydney 
Taipei | Tel Aviv |
Thought of the day

'The problems are solved, not by giving new information, but by arranging what we have always known.'

Ludwig Wittgenstein