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School Of Life

Alain de Botton in conversation with Caroline Baum

Sunday 16 August 2020
4.30PM – 5.30PM

A Financial Times journalist once remarked: “Sometimes it can feel like it’s a de Botton world and we’re just living in it”. Writing on love, travel, architecture and literature, de Botton is a bestseller in 30 countries. Caroline Baum gets to the bottom of de Botton, his emotional education and what’s at the heart of a fulfilled life.

Presented by the Molonglo Group @ the National Museum of Australia


Alain de Botton

Alain de Botton is the author of 15 bestselling books including The Consolations of Philosophy, How Proust Can Change Your Life and The Course of Love. He is the founder of – a resource for helping people find resilience and wisdom. His latest book The School of Life–An Emotional Education is a compendium of his best pieces.


Caroline Baum

Caroline Baum has worked for the BBC, ABC, Time Life Books, Vogue magazine (UK and Australia), was the founding editor of Good Reading magazine and the editorial director of Booktopia. She has been a judge of the Stella Prize, the Ned Kelly and Kibble Awards. She is the author of a memoir Only.