Founded in London in 2008 by philosopher Alain de Botton, The School of Life had its first international campus in Collingwood in 2012/2013. Now it's back for its 2014 summer term in ultra-central Bourke Street. TSoL's philosophy is to help participants expand their minds through classes offering instruction on how to lead a more fulfilled life.

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669 Bourke Street

Melbourne 3000

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