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The School of Life Sunday Sermons: Alain de Botton on Pessimism

The sermons will offer a witty but also valuable alternative to the traditional religious sermon.


The School of Life is launching a series of secular sermons. Influential cultural figures will offer their personal thoughts on modern day vices and virtues, preaching the values they think we should cling to or be wary of.
Alain de Botton is a philosopher committed to the idea of making people happier. That's why - and there should be no paradox in this - he also believes that we should all learn to be extremely pessimistic. He will deliver a sermon designed to focus our minds on the absolute darkness of human experience, from the moment of birth to our last sigh, encompassing adolescence, marriage, childraising and career.
Come to celebrate the particular joys of pessimism. Handkerchiefs advised


Speaker(s):

Alain de Botton Alain De Botton | talks | www

 

Date and Time:

22 March 2009 at 11:30 am

Duration:

TBC

 

Venue:

Conway Hall
25 Red Lion Square
London
WC1R 4RL

http://www.conwayhall.org.uk
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Organised by:

The School of Life
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Tickets:

£10

Available from:

www.theschooloflife.com or 020 7833 1010

Additional Information:

The School of Life is a new cultural institution offering intelligent and playful ways of interpreting the world in which we live.

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