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Sarah Bakewell on The Existentialists

In this Secular Sermon from The School of Life, award-winning author Sarah Bakewell shares life lessons from likes of Jean-Paul Sartre, Simone de Beauvoir and Albert Camus, - key members of the definitive, 20th-century philosophical movement, the Existentialists.

Sartre, Camus, de Beauvoir, Nietzsche, Heidegger. They are all names we are familiar with, but we may be less familiar with the idea that unites them - Existentialism.

Existentialism explores our experience as individual human beings living alone in a confusing world, and how we can make the most of our existence.

In this Sunday Sermon from The School of Life, Sarah Bakewell, the author of Michel de Montaigne's award-winning biography How to Live, will transport you to a Parisian boulevard-side café to capture the conversations and zeitgeist from which this movement was born.

Join us for life lessons and songs, plus tea and biscuits, at this uplifting event that will teach you to dispel despair and feel passionate about life in a perpetually frenetic world.


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Date and Time:

17 April 2016 at 11:00 am


1 hour



Mary Ward House
5 -7 Tavistock Place

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The School of Life
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All Tickets £20

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Nearest tube(s)
Russell Square, Euston, Kings Cross-St Pancras

Time: 11:20 - 13:00

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