Alain de Botton

The School of Life: Alain de Botton

Alain de Botton and Janet Smyth

The School of Life: Alain de Botton

Alain de Botton and Janet Smyth

11:00am

Saturday, October 24, 2020

45 mins

Alain De Botton is a London-based British-Swiss author of essayist books that have been bestsellers in 30 countries. He is the co-founder of The School of Life in London, a new vision of education and Living Architecture, which is dedicated to the promotion and enjoyment of world-class architecture. His books have inspired multiple documentaries. Join us for this special conversation about his latest book, The School of Life: An Emotional Education.

Interviewer: Janet Smyth

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Alain De Botton is a London-based British-Swiss author of essayist books that have been bestsellers in 30 countries. He is the co-founder of The School of Life in London, a new vision of education and Living Architecture, which is dedicated to the promotion and enjoyment of world-class architecture. His books have inspired multiple documentaries. Join us for this special conversation about his latest book, The School of Life: An Emotional Education.

Interviewer: Janet Smyth

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Alain de Botton was born in Zurich, Switzerland in 1969 and now lives in London. He is a writer of essayistic books that have been described as a ‘philosophy of everyday life.’ He has written on love, travel, architecture and literature. His books have been bestsellers in 30 countries. He also started and helps to run a school in London called The School of Life, dedicated to a new vision of education.

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Janet Smyth is an arts programme consultant specialising in strategic planning of events, programmes and projects for children, young people, educators and care-givers within festivals and creative spaces. She has worked with the Edinburgh International Book Festival, the National Galleries of Scotland, Seven Stories in Newcastle and is currently Children’s and Families Programmer for International Literature Festival Dublin, Programme Consultant for the Bath Children's Literature Festival and Reading is Magic virtual festival, Children and Families Programme Curator for the Boswell Book Festival in Scotland and Programme Consultant for the TIFA Kids 2021 Festival.

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Alain de Botton

11:00am

Saturday, October 24, 2020

45 mins

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