Thursday 1 June 20176:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Hear philosopher and School of Life founder Alain de Botton discuss the challenges of maintaining modern relationships and the true meaning of love.
This event celebrates the release of The Course of Love – the long awaited and beguiling sequel to Essays in Love, published almost 20 years ago.
Continuing from Essays in Love, which examined the experience of falling in Love, The Course of Love is a novel that explores not so much the start of love, as its maintenance over time – the way our ideals bend and reform under the pressures of an average existence, and the magnificent, sometimes frightening, developments we can make as we slowly realise that love is in essence a skill we need to learn rather than an enthusiasm we simply experience.
Alain will discuss the lessons in both novels with Second Home co-founder Rohan Silva.
Tickets are free for members and £3 for non-members.
All proceeds from our cultural programme go to the Kibera Hamlets School in Nairobi, where Second Home has funded the construction of a new school building designed by our architects Selgas Cano.
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