Life lacking direction? Looking to learn something new? Then it might be time to enrol yourself in The School of Life. Founded in London in 2008, the school is committed to teaching 'emotional intelligence' through workshops, events and secular sermons, covering everything from leadership skills to love and online dating. They've been operating in Melbourne since early 2014, and next year they're coming to Sydney.
Details on the school's Sydney launch are still relatively slim. What we do know is that they'll be running a pop-up term, which will stretch from February 28 to March 24, with the program set to be announced on January 11. This will be followed by a permanent launch later in 2016. Those interested in staying in the loop can keep their eyes on The School of Life's website, where you can also join their mailing list.
The School of Life currently operates in various cities around the world, including Amsterdam, Belgrade, Istanbul, Paris, Sao Paolo, Seoul and Tel Aviv. In Melbourne they run a 'Conversation Cafe' in the centre of the city, operating as a coffee shop, bookshop and curated classroom. To give you more of an idea of what they're about, some of their recent events have included a talk on the philosophy of disco (followed by a bit of a boogie, naturally) and a presentation about misinformation by the one and only Dr. Karl. Here's hoping the Sydney curriculum is similarly eclectic.