A Night of Better Conversation: Death

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Learn how to talk about your own fragile mortality

Death is not a topic most of us like to talk about – it’s as if we think we can avoid our inevitable demise by refusing to speak about it. Fight back against the taboo and learn more about death at the School of Life’s upcoming event, A Night of Conversation: Death.

During the night you’ll learn about theoretical and practical ways to better talk about death. Dying wasn’t always so irksome to discuss; in past generations where death was more familiar the topic wasn’t avoided as much and in some cases, it was even celebrated.

During the three hour event at the Everleigh, guests will learn new conversation techniques and then get the chance to try them out on each other. Your host for the evening will be journalist, novelist and School of Life regular Myke Bartlett. As for the special guests, you'll have to come and find out on the night – but as with all SoL events, expect to hear from psychologists, artists, philosophers and historians. The ticket price also includes a bespoke cocktail on arrival and guests are welcome to continue talking at the bar after the event finishes.

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