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The School of Life will open permanently in July

Emma Joyce

Earlier this year the School of Life ran a pop-up space in Darlinghurst with bite-sized courses in emotional intelligence, such as 'How to Make Love Last' and 'How to Face Death', as well as a keynote address from Roman Krznaric on empathy and a sold-out talk by Brené Brown on the power of vulnerability. 

At the time, Kaj Löfgren, the director of the School of Life Australia, hinted of a permanent opening in Sydney. Now the time has arrived – and it’s coincidently at the same time as a visit from the School of Life founder Alain de Botton

The School of Life Sydney will open on Monday July 25, with tickets for the first term of classes and events going on sale at 10am, Monday July 4

Roman Krznaric and Brene Brown
Photograph: The School of Life

It’ll be the second outpost of the School of Life in Australia, which will be located in the city at Legion House, 2/161 Castlereagh Street. Director of the School of Life Sydney says they will be running events at other venues across the city too, and “are very much looking forward to making a permanent home in such a vibrant city.”

There'll be 23 ‘How to’ classes on offer in the first program from July 25-October 29, including classes on love, work, life and death, and cultural workshops including ‘Photography as Therapy’, ‘Making Meaning: Spring’, ‘Storytelling as Therapy’, ‘Living with a Creative Mind’, ‘Understanding Mindfulness’ and ‘Stoic Mindfulness and Meditation’.

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Find more classes and workshops in Sydney, as well as upcoming talks and ideas events

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