The School of Life Australia will host a special Secular Sermon, ‘On Knowledge’, as part of Melbourne Knowledge Week on Sunday 3 November.
The Sermon will be presented by Robyn Williams, presenter of The Science Show on ABC Radio National, who will lead attendees in an exploration of the virtues to cling to and vices to be wary of in our approach to knowing and uncertainty.
“The School of Life engages with wisdom and philosophy from throughout the ages to help us live wisely and well. Our Sermon program invites leading thinkers, artists and activists to share their practical ideas for how we can think and act differently in our everyday lives,” says Kaj Lofgren, Director of The School of Life Australia.
“Our Sermons are a secular alternative to religious gatherings – guests can expect a packed congregation, an alternative parish newsletter, our version of hymns, and tea and sticky buns.”
The School of Life Australia’s ‘On Knowledge’ Secular Sermon
The Capitol Theatre, 113 Swanston Street
Sunday 3 November, 3pm – 4pm
Tickets are $28/$23 and are on sale now at:
This event is part of Melbourne Knowledge Week (MKW) which is an initiative of City of Melbourne. The fourth annual MKW event is being held between Monday 28 October and Sunday 3 November 2013. The program features over 60 events showcasing Melbourne’s knowledge sectors. For more information visit: www.melbourne.vic.gov.au/knowledge
The School of Life Australia launched in January 2013 with a pop up Summer Term in Collingwood. It will permanently open its Melbourne doors in the summer of 2014.
“Our sold-out Summer Term was a huge success with over 2,000 people attending 57 events. We are really excited to announce the next stage of our journey which is to open permanently in early 2014,” says Lofgren.
For more information and to be the first to hear updates and program announcements sign up to the mailing list at: www.theschooloflife.com/australia
The School of Life was launched in London in 2008 and since that time more than 50,000 people have taken part in its programs, and its innovative approach to lifelong learning is now globally renowned. Dedicated to distilling the best ideas from the ages to enrich everyday life, it is the brainchild of writer Alain de Botton.
The School of Life Australia has been set up in partnership with Melbourne-based Small Giants, an organisation which creates, invests-in, and empowers businesses that are shifting us to a more socially equitable and environmentally sustainable world.