An Introduction to The School of Life

This week I finally got round to visiting The School of Life. A few friends had recommended going as they run educational, informative, fun courses. The School of Life is based in Russell Square, Central London. It's basically a shop front with a great events space downstairs. Taken from their website 'The School of Life is devoted to developing emotional intelligence through the help of culture. We offer a variety of programmes and services concerned with how to live wisely and well'. They run a variety of courses, such as 'How To Have Better Conversations', 'How To Find A Job You Love' and 'How To Worry Less About Money'. They also host talks and special events.

Our course

The course Caroline and I went to was 'How To Worry Less About Money'. Being a professional working within money, I loosely assumed it wouldn't be of huge value for me. However I was very surprised by how engaging the content was and also how amazing our speaker and course leader was. There weren't any uncomfortable group activities and you decided how much group participation you wanted. 

Our event delved into the history of money, what's important about it, how society defines it and also our personal relationships with it. I find this fascinating as I know we all have money misbehaviour built into us. I like to say we all left the factory with all of our screws loose. The money screws were the last to be tightened.

Would I recommend it? 

I also wanted to go to The School of Life to see if it would be a place I could recommend to the client families I look after. It's a resounding yes, I will be recommending courses I feel will benefit my clients. I will also continue to attend events as they are so well put together and passionately delivered. 

If you want a great introduction to The School of Life do check out their YouTube channel here:

Andy Hart