The School of Life (TSOL) Live provides an evening of fast and furious enlightenment. Covering love, sex, work, money, emotional maturity, technology and changing the world, TSOL faculty offer invaluable advice and unexpected inspiration for facing life’s biggest dilemmas. Combining rigorously researched material with common sense and a good dose of humour, these playful and highly-interactive sessions include lecture, performance, discussion and activity. No quick-fixes or easy answers, but mind-expanding conversations and fresh perspectives are promised, leaving the audience energized, inspired and ready to put learning into action. Speakers include: Tom Chatfield (How to Thrive in a Digital Age), John-Paul Flintoff (How to Change the World); Roman Krznaric (How to Find Fulfilling Work); Philippa Perry (How to Stay Sane).
Tom Chatfield is an author, speaker and technology theorist. The author of books about digital culture, he is an associate editor at Prospect magazine, a guest faculty member at the Said Business School, Oxford, and a faculty member at The School of Life in London, which offers instruction and inspiration on the important questions of everyday life. His latest book, How to Thrive in the Digital Age, is published in May 2012 by Pan Macmillan, as part of a series in association with the School. He also writes short fiction, long journalism, and occasional poems. Visit his website at www.tomchatfield.net.
John-Paul Flintoff writes for the Sunday Times, Financial Times, Daily Telegraph and Guardian, and other leading English-language papers and magazines. He is the author of Sew Your Own (originally published as Through the Eye of a Needle) and How to Change the World. He is a faculty member at the School of Life. He is also a film-maker, broadcaster and public speaker. Visit his website at www.flintoff.org.
Roman Krznaric is a cultural thinker and founding faculty member of the School of Life. He advises organisations including Oxfam and the United Nations on using empathy and conversation to create social change, and has been named by the Observer as one of Britain’s leading lifestyle philosophers. His books include The Wonderbox: Curious Histories of How to Live, The First Beautiful Game: Stories of Obsession in Real Tennis and How to Find Fulfilling Work. Visit his website at www.romankrznaric.com.
Philippa Perry is a psychotherapist who, in an attempt to demystify psychotherapy, wrote the graphic novel, Couch Fiction. She has written for the Guardian, Observer, Time Out and Healthy Living Magazine, and has a regular column in Psychologies Magazine. Her latest book is How to Stay Sane. She is a faculty member at the School of Life.
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