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Melbourne's School of Life Is Moving Into an 160-Year-Old Building with Serious X-Mansion Vibes

Channel Charles Xavier and Jean Grey while learning about love, confidence, leadership and Plato.
By Libby Curran
August 22, 2019
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Melbourne's School of Life Is Moving Into an 160-Year-Old Building with Serious X-Mansion Vibes

Channel Charles Xavier and Jean Grey while learning about love, confidence, leadership and Plato.
By Libby Curran
August 22, 2019
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New season, new you, right? Those planning on a spot of springtime self-improvement will find plenty of gems among The School of Life's (TSOL) just-dropped spring term program — and what better way to yank yourself off the couch and out of hibernation mode?

The global organisation is on a long-running mission to help people lead more fulfilled lives, offering a jam-packed seasonal program of classes, courses, workshops and events aimed at boosting self-knowledge. And the Melbourne chapter has not only unveiled its new season schedule, but it's celebrating with a brand-new home, moving from its former CBD digs to a stately, historic mansion in the heart of St Kilda.

Designed by renowned Australian architect Albert Purchas over 160 years ago, The White House will now house TSOL's classroom, acting as a breeding ground for some fresh perspectives and blossoming self-awareness. The thought of studying philosophy in the mansion is giving us some serious Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters vibes.

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TSOL's latest program is all about blowing away those winter cobwebs and re-energising those emotional intelligence levels for the rest of the year — a personal spring clean, if you like. Classes cover topics including How to Identify Your Career Potential, How to Find Love and How to Be Confident, while a series of full-day workshops will teach you about things like Making Relationships Work (November 9) or The Serious Business of Playfulness (September 21).

You might fancy boosting your business smarts with dedicated workshops on the likes of Leadership (October 11) and Adaptability (November 8), or jump right into TSOL's five-day springtime intensive, taking an enlightening journey through all areas of emotional intelligence.

Those keen to dabble in some big ideas might also be tempted by the spring edition of Philosophy Salon – this time, a two-hour exploration of Plato.

The School of Life Melbourne's Spring Term classes will mostly be held at The White House, 11 Princes Street, St Kilda. The Spring School Intensive will take place back at the former site, at 669 Bourke Street, Melbourne. You can catch the full program and snap up tickets here. Classes range from $60–80, full-day workshops from $180–220 and the Spring School Intensive $1008–1260.

Published on August 22, 2019 by Libby Curran

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