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Join us for an afternoon about society & the community, followed by an out-of-this-world evening on nature, science, and the universe
Meet the fiercest thinker in British business and society today, Mary Portas, in an afternoon all about race, allyship, and building a better society. Join Mary Portas, Magid Magid & Marie Le Cont; Nikesh Shukla & Emma Dabiri as they have agenda-setting conversations and ask; what’s next after the BLM protests? What can you do to disrupt the status quo for the better?
Alongside practical tools, workshops, and a marketplace offering a fresh perspective on how to live a happier, healthier, and more inspired life. This is fierce advice for life with no subject off-limits.
Tickets include a copy of "Rebuild: How to thrive in the new Kindness Economy" by Mary Portas.
His talks fill stadiums: see Britain’s most beloved science presenter, Prof. Brian Cox, in the most intimate setting yet. Join us for an out-of-this-world evening on nature, science, and the universe with Prof. Brian Cox & Robin Ince, Bella Lack; Prof Jim Al-Khalili, and the heroes who developed the vaccine; Prof. Sarah Gilbert, Dr. Catherine Green, and James Ball. Together, they will share their big ideas on climate, the pandemic, and the future of science, asking: what’s next for our world and how do we save our planet?
Enjoy conversations and debates on modern-day wellbeing from brilliant minds. Alongside practical tools, workshops, and a marketplace offering a fresh perspective on how to live a happier, healthier, and more inspired life.
Each ticket includes a copy of “Universal” by Prof. Brian Cox.
Browse our beautiful Marketplace and take a look at products and services from a carefully selected range of no-nonsense wellness brands. This is a strictly fad-free zone.
Life Lessons' new open-air setting is the grounds of the magnificent 18th century villa, Chiswick House & Gardens, west London. Only 15 minutes by tube from Central London.
Included within your ticket, you will also have access to some unique workshops, giving practical tools to help you live better.
A Somali-born black Muslim refugee, Magid Magid overcame adversity to become a Lord Mayor - and to ban Donald Trump from Sheffield. Radical, loving, funny and heart-warming, join Magid Magid as he gives us his recipe for disrupting the status quo and his dreams for a better society.
Marie Le Conte is a freelance political journalist based in London. She writes for publications including the Guardian, the Sunday Times, VICE, GQ and Vogue, and her first book, Haven't You Heard? Gossip, Politics and Power was the i's political book of the year. Her second, Honourable Misfits: A Brief History of Britain's Weirdest, Unluckiest and Most Outrageous MPs will be out on July 22.
Welcome to your masterclass in difficult conversations, where we ask: what’s next after BLM? How can we turn anger into everyday activism? How can we foster positive conversations about race, injustice and allyship? And how can we raise young people to do better than we’ve done?
Joining this panel is the brilliant journalist and host of podcast Brown Baby, Nikesh Shukla and author of "What White People Can Do Next", Emma Dabiri.
Business has done the biggest, fastest and cheapest; but what if it were to do the best? For us and the planet? Balancing the key principles of profit and social progress, Mary Portas asks in this conversation: what if we all just re-set and spent our money a bit better?
Attendees of this session will receive: Rebuild: How to thrive in the new Kindness Economy by Mary Portas.
For many, the climate crisis = despair. But where exactly are we? On the big picture - on policy, government action and international accord? And what can each and every one of us in our daily lives do to truly make a difference?
Bella Lack, 18 year-old climate activist, TEDX talker and colleague of Jane Goodall, as they get to grips with all this and more.
No one could have predicted all the many ways in which the pandemic has affected science, people and the planet. It’s been embroiled in economics, international power play, fake news and climate change. It’s taken us on a long journey, but where’s next?
Joining this panel is eminent science communicator and physicist, Prof. Jim Al-Khalili, Prof. Sarah Gilbert and Dr. Catherine Green, the women behind the Oxford Vaccine. Hosted by journalist and author, James Ball.
From one of the biggest brains on the planet comes a conversation about the universe: about the life lessons it can teach us; and about balance and order.
Attendees of this session will receive a copy of Universal by Professor Brian Cox.
Life Lessons' new open-air setting is in the grounds of the magnificent 18th century villa, Chiswick House & Gardens, west London. Only 15 minutes by tube from Central London.
Life Lessons has changed the way I’m going to do my events. I’ve been to so many talks here and they’re fantastic. I’m so grateful. I’d love to do more work with you
I had a wonderful time at Life Lessons – even better than I expected, and I was expecting a lot. All the visitors I spoke to told me they'd had a fantastic day.
Life Lessons is a great idea. It feels like there’s not enough of it. I would like to think that this is the start of a sea-change I guess. In that it’s something going forward that people realise needs to be part of our everyday thinking.
To enable us to comply with the government's latest COVID19 guidelines, the weekend will be split into timed sessions. We are currently offering 2 sessions per day: morning, afternoon or evening (depending on which day you choose to attend). Tickets for each session will include 3 talks on our main stage, a book by one of our speakers and access to the rest of the festival.
Friday 16th July
Saturday 17th July
Sunday 18th July
The Timetable is correct at time of publishing and is subject to change. Additional speakers and/or sessions may be added at a later date.
Tickets for each session will include 3 talks on our main stage, a book by one of our speakers and access to the rest of the festival.
STANDARD tickets include - entry to one session which includes 3 talks on our main stage, a book by one of the speakers and access to the festival site where you'll find our exhibitor marketplace, workshops and delicious food and drink offering.
PREMIUM tickets include - all of the above, plus an additional book and premium viewing of the main stage.
The book(s) included in your ticket will be available to collect at the event.
Standard Ticket Holders
Standard ticket holders will receive the following book corresponding with the session they are attending.
Premium Ticket Holders
Premium ticket holders will receive an additional book from the below depending on the session that they are attending.
You will receive a confirmation email with your booking immediately after purchase. Your tickets will be sent to you via email for you to print at home in the week prior to the event taking place. Please print out all the pages of the e-ticket and bring them with you to gain entry to the event.
Alternatively, you may present your e-ticket on your mobile device (please download it to your device in advance as mobile connectivity strength differs in some venues).
Each ticket is only valid for admission once and should not be duplicated.
We are continually monitoring Government guidelines and in the unlikely event that we do cancel the event do to COVID19, we will provide a full refund, inclusive of booking and transaction fees, within 5-7 days of notifying you.
If you have symptoms or need to self-isolate following a positive test for COVID19 or have been asked to do so by NHS Track & Trace we will issue you a refund for some or all of your tickets, as required, but we must receive notification by 10am on the day that you are due to attend - firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are unable to travel to the event due to a local Lockdown, we will issue you a full refund.
The festival is committed to ensuring it is an event that everyone can attend. Our full access policy will be published nearer the event.
There will be wheelchair accessible toilets located throughout the festival site.
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All disabled visitors attending Life Lessons on a paid for ticket are entitled to bring one carer free of charge.
To apply for a carer ticket, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your order reference number and proof of disability, i.e. that you are in receipt of the middle or higher rate care component of the disability living allowance (DLA) or personal independence payment (PIP). Once agreed a free carer's ticket will be added to your order and will be sent to you along with your other tickets.
Due to the adult nature of some of our lessons, no one under the age of 14 is permitted to attend this event. Children aged between 14 and 16 must be accompanied by an adult over the age of 18 years.
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