School of Life

 
 
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70 Marchmont Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1N 1AB 
 
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School of LifeThe School of Life offers so much more than your average shopping experience. In fact, it doesn't do it justice to label it a mere shop - it's a philosophy. The brains behind the outfit include serious writers, thinkers and influential cultural figures including Alain de Botton, 'The Idler' author Tom Hodgkinson and documentary photographer Martin Parr. The shop, which they describe as "a chemist for the mind", includes such mentally medicinal items as tomes on 'The Art of Travel' and developmental psychology. At the back is a classroom created by artist Charlotte Mann where regular evening and weekend courses take place centred on the five central themes of our lives - work, play, family, politics and love. Part shop, part classroom, wholly thought provoking.

 

School of Life events

 
Dating BetterDating BetterYou'll be better equipped to face the challenges of modern dating after spending a day with relationship psychologist, coach and advice columnist, Susan Quilliam, author of 'The Relate Guide to Staying Together' - "the only relationship book you'll ever need" (The Times). In these Tinder times when you can so easily be swiped left, Dating Bet7th February 2015Saturday 7th February 2015 Where:
School of Life, 70  Marchmont Street      WC1N 1AB
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Dating Better
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures
DATES  Saturday 7th February 2015
You'll be better equipped to face the challenges of modern dating after spending a day with relationship psychologist, coach and advice columnist, Susan Quilliam, author of 'The Relate Guide to Staying Together' - "the only relationship book you'll ever need" (The Times). In these Tinder times when you can so easily be swiped left, Dating Bet... More about this event
How Necessary is a RelationshipHow Necessary is a Relationship Lecturer, style educator and happiness consultant Samantha Clarke asks, "Do we need a relationship in order to live a happy and fulfilled life?" And "are there times when it's better for us to be on our own?" at the School of Life. Whether you're in love or looking for it, this class will trawl the wisdom of the ages to see what ideas philosophy, 11th February 2015Wednesday 11th February 2015 Where:
School of Life, 70  Marchmont Street      WC1N 1AB
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How Necessary is a Relationship
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures
DATES  Wednesday 11th February 2015
Lecturer, style educator and happiness consultant Samantha Clarke asks, "Do we need a relationship in order to live a happy and fulfilled life?" And "are there times when it's better for us to be on our own?" at the School of Life. Whether you're in love or looking for it, this class will trawl the wisdom of the ages to see what ideas philosophy, ... More about this event
Why Opposites AttractWhy Opposites AttractDo you like to curl up in front of the TV while you other half wants to go out till the early hours? Or are you a keep-the-peace type while your partner prefers to talk through everything at length? Tazeen Ahmad, reporter, writer, broadcaster and author of 'The Check-out Girl', plays cupid at The School of Life on Valentine's Day in Why Opposites A14th February 2015Saturday 14th February 2015 Where:
School of Life, 70  Marchmont Street      WC1N 1AB
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Why Opposites Attract
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures
DATES  Saturday 14th February 2015
Do you like to curl up in front of the TV while you other half wants to go out till the early hours? Or are you a keep-the-peace type while your partner prefers to talk through everything at length? Tazeen Ahmad, reporter, writer, broadcaster and author of 'The Check-out Girl', plays cupid at The School of Life on Valentine's Day in Why Opposites A... More about this event
 

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Today (Saturday) School of Life closes at 18.00

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LondonTown.com - School of Life Location Map

 
 
 
Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
Russell Square Tube Station
 
3 minutes walk
 
King's Cross Tube Station
 
7 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
Camden Road Overground Station
 
25 minutes walk
 
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Judd Street NCP
 
2 minutes walk
 
Brunswick Square NCP
 
2 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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What to do in London Throughout 2014

Discover the best of London's entertainment this year with our comprehensive guide to 2014's top events. From theatre to art and music to sport, London in 2014 has something for everyone - so read on to find out what London town has to offer.

 
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Near School of Life
Holiday Inn London Bloomsbury
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £50  23% off
Coram Street, WC1N | 2 minutes from School of Life
This is a smart, modern hotel located in one of the Capital's oldest and most beautiful areas. Bloomsbury is a great place to stay since it's ... More
 
 
 
Studios2Let Apartments Cartwright Gardens
London > Apartment > Apartment   from £47  24% off
36-37 Cartwright Gardens, WC1H | 3 minutes from School of Life
Studios 2 Let Apartments on Cartwright Gardens are situated in the beautiful Bloomsbury area. Located right at the heart of the city, the high quality studios ... More
 
 
 
Hotel Russell London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £64  24% off
Russell Square, WC1B | 4 minutes from School of Life
The Hotel Russell is a huge Victorian pile with stately art deco reception rooms and luxurious accommodation. The opulent public areas have recently undergone a £20 ... More
 
 
 
 
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Nearest to School of Life
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The Classic Camera- The Leica Shop
London > Shopping > Specialists
2 Pied Bull Yard, off Bury Place, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 9 minutes from School of Life
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James Smith & Sons
London > Shopping > Specialists
53 New Oxford Street, Covent Garden, London WC1A | 12 minutes from School of Life
James Smith & Sons is an historic Victorian family business specialising in umbrellas, walking sticks and canes. Commonly known as "the Umbrella Shop", this immaculately presented ... More
 
 
 
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International Magic Shop
London > Shopping > Specialists
89 Clerkenwell Road, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 13 minutes from School of Life
Superb family-run magic shop, offering props, books and videos for magicians of all abilities. Pick a deck of cards, any deck of cards, from their mysterious ... More
 
 
 
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Shopping near School of Life

The best shops and markets near School of Life
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Gay's the Word
London > Shopping > Books
66 Marchmont Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | Same location as School of Life
A broad selection of gay and lesbian interest books ranging from fiction, through biography, travel and counselling. Magazines and cards are also on offer.... More
 
 
 
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Alara Wholefoods
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
58 Marchmont Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | Same location as School of Life
Alara Wholefoods Health shop on Marchmont Street has been recommended by one of our readers, poet Kim Morrissey, who took the trouble to write in to ... More
 
 
 
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The People's Supermarket
London > Shopping > Supermarkets
72-78 Lamb's Conduit Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 6 minutes from School of Life
Rumour has it that The People's Supermarket fought off Tesco this a site on Lamb's Conduit Street, one of London's most independently spirited neighbourhoods. The sight ... More
 
 
 
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Near School of Life
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Memphis The Musical
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 9th October 2014 to 28th March 2015
Shaftesbury Theatre, 210 Shaftesbury Avenue, WC2H | 12 minutes from School of Life
Beverley Knight and Killian Donnelly star in Joe DiPietro and David Bryan's Memphis the Musical set in the underground nightclubs of 1950s Memphis. Already a smash ...More
 
 
 
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London A Cappella Festival
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: 28th, 29th, 30th and 31st Jan 2015
Kings Place, 90 York Way, King's Cross, London N1 | 12 minutes from School of Life
Five decades on from their Grammy Award-winning debut album festival favourites and co-hosts The Swingle Singers perform at the London A Cappella Festival which celebrates its ...More
 
 
 
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War Horse
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 28th March 2009 to 14th February 2015
New London Theatre, Drury Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 13 minutes from School of Life
This moving adaptation of Michael Morpurgo's World War I epic War Horse gets a West End transfer to the New London Theatre after two critically acclaimed ...More
 
 
 
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Entertainment near School of Life

Near School of Life
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Renoir Cinema
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
Brunswick Shopping Centre, Marchmont Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 2 minutes from School of Life
Almost invisible in the ridiculous 1960s sci-fi architecture of the Brunswick Centre, the two-screen arthouse Renoir Cinema is a firm favourite with London's film buffs. It ... More
 
 
 
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The Horse Hospital
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
30 Colonnade, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 3 minutes from School of Life
As the name suggests, The Horse Hospital wasn't always the modern arts venue it is today. Once home to sick and injured horses - many references ... More
 
 
 
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Bloomsbury Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
15 Gordon Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1H | 6 minutes from School of Life
Owned and part-funded by University College London, the Bloomsbury was completed in 1968 on the site of a bomb-damaged church. The years have not been kind ... More
 
 
 
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Sights and Attractions near School of Life

The best museums, galleries, attractions near School of Life
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Foundling Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
40 Brunswick Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 3 minutes from School of Life
The Foundling Museum is one of London's real hidden treasures. Originally established in 1739 as a hospital which looked after abandoned children, the museum now tells ... More
 
 
 
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Russell Square
London > Attractions >
Bloomsbury, WC1B | 4 minutes from School of Life
The grade II listed Russell Square is a large green space located within the Bloomsbury district with its own cafe, overlooked by the Hotel Russell and ... More
 
 
 
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St Pancras Church
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Euston Road, Bloomsbury, London NW1 | 5 minutes from School of Life
Completed in 1822, St Pancras Church was the most expensive church to be constructed since St Paul's was rebuilt after the Great Fire. This Greek Revival ... More
 
 
 
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Restaurants near School of Life

What are the best dining options near School of Life London?
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North Sea Fish Restaurant
London > Restaurants > Fish and Seafood
7 Leigh Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1H | 1 minute from School of Life
Fish & Chips ... More
 
 
 
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Yo! Sushi
London > Restaurants > Japanese restaurants
Brunswick Centre, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 2 minutes from School of Life
For anyone who needs a fast, healthy lunch Yo! Sushi is the place to go. Its conveyor belt service means you've always got plenty of choice, ... More
 
 
 
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Giraffe
London > Restaurants > International restaurants
19-21, Brunswick Centre, Bloomsbury, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 2 minutes from School of Life
The family friendly Giraffe restaurants really appeal to their target audience: kids. But that doesn't mean adults won't enjoy their bright colours and big portions too. ... More
 
 
 
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Education near School of Life

Near School of Life
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The Place
London > Education > Evening Classes
17 Duke's Road, Bloomsbury, London WC1H | 4 minutes from School of Life
London's specialist venue for contemporary dance, The Place plays a role in every aspect of this fast-growing art form. The London Contemporary Dance School offers degrees ... More
 
 
 
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School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1H | 5 minutes from School of Life
The School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) is among the best schools for the studies of foreign cultures and languages in the world. In fact, ... More
 
 
 
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The Bartlett School of Architecture
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
Wates House, 22 Gordon Street, WC1H | 6 minutes from School of Life
The Bartlett School of Architecture, on the corner of Huntley Street and Capper Street, is part of The Bartlett: UCL's global faculty of the built environment. ... More
 
 
 
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Leisure near School of Life

School of Life gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
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Dolphin Swimming Club
London > Leisure > Activities
U of L Pool, Malet Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E | 6 minutes from School of Life
Swimming lessons for children and aquaphobic adults. This is one of the more popular swimming schools in London, and one of the most long-running, with over ... More
 
 
 
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St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel Spa
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
St Pancras Renaissance Hotel, Euston Road, King's Cross, London NW1 | 7 minutes from School of Life
The lavishly restored St Pancras Renaissance Hotel has attracted a lot of attention since opening in 2011 as part of the grand Eurostar relocation. The Hotel's ... More
 
 
 
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All Star Lanes, Bloomsbury
London > Leisure > Activities
Victoria House, Bloomsbury Place, Bloomsbury, London WC1B | 9 minutes from School of Life
This fun bowling alley and restaurant is a great place for a gang of you to spend a memorable night out trying to out-do each other. ... More
 
 
 
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Pubs near School of Life

The best pubs near London School of Life.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Harrison
London > Nightlife > Pubs
28 Harrison Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1H | 4 minutes from School of Life
Originally built in the 1880s by Samuel Harrison to refresh the workers in his shoe factory, The Harrison pub's current building dates back to 1934. Owned ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Queens Larder Restaurant & Pub
London > Nightlife > Pubs
1 Queen's Square, Bloomsbury, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 5 minutes from School of Life
... More
 
 
 
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The Lamb
London > Nightlife > Pubs
94 Lamb's Conduit Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 6 minutes from School of Life
On the peaceful, pedestrianised Lamb's Conduit Street, hidden behind an 18th century facade, is The Lamb, a beautifully preserved Grade II listed Victorian pub. The pub ... More
 
 
 
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Nightlife near School of Life

School of Life clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Cosy Kettle
London > Nightlife > Bars
60 Chalton Street, NW1 | 7 minutes from School of Life
Hidden below the bustling Somers Town Coffee House, Cosy Kettle offers an intimate sanctuary away from the pub crowd. Opened in late 2013, the bar is ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Perseverance
London > Nightlife > Bars
63 Lamb's Conduit Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 7 minutes from School of Life
Formerly run by Billy Drew (who has opened The Chippy in Soho), The Perseverance in Lamb's Conduit Street re-opened in April 2007 under new management. It's ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Big Chill House
London > Nightlife > Bars
257-259 Pentonville Road, Kings Cross, , King's Cross, London N1 | 8 minutes from School of Life
From the outside, The Big Chill House building looks spectacular, a floodlit white townhouse that puts the grimy environs of King's Cross to shame. The interior ... More
 
 
 
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Meeting venue hire near School of Life

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near School of Life.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Foundling Museum
London > Business > Venue Hire
40 Brunswick Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 3 minutes from School of Life
The Foundling Museum is one of London's real hidden treasures. Originally established in 1739 as a hospital which looked after abandoned children, the museum now tells ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Friends House
London > Business > Venue Hire
173-177 Euston Road, Bloomsbury, London NW1 | 6 minutes from School of Life
The historic headquarters of Quakers in Britain, Friends House in Euston has 23 function rooms including a large Meeting Hall which seats up to 1,100 guests. ... More
 
 
 
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British Library Conference Centre
London > Business > Venue Hire
96 Euston Road, King's Cross, London NW1 | 6 minutes from School of Life
As the national library of the United Kingdom the British Library is renowned for its world class collection of books but its Conference Centre is something ... More
 
 
 
 

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Xobo Soiree
Theatre | On 31st January 2015 

The Horse Hospital 3 minutes walk from School Of Life

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Alyssandra Katherine Dance Project/ 'The Long And The Short Of It' Dance Company/Hannah K Vincent
Dance | On 31st January 2015 

The Place 4 minutes walk from School Of Life

A mixed programme of contemporary dance performances exploring a range of subjects including dialogue, attachment and the patterns of nature....More

Close To My Heart: William S. Burroughs. Urgent Issues Of Our Times
Exhibitions | On 31st January 2015 

October Gallery 7 minutes walk from School Of Life

A panel of ecologists, scientists and artists, speak on themes that William S.Burroughs was passionate about and addressed in his ...More

Saturday at The Big Chill House
Clubbing and Nightlife | On 31st January 2015 

The Big Chill House 8 minutes walk from School Of Life

House and techno courtesy of Big Berkley and The Fun....More

The End Of The World Party - The Big Freeze
Dance | On 31st January 2015 

Scala 8 minutes walk from School Of Life

DJs spin floor fillers at this special event featuring Make Up Booths, The Nail Bar, Ego Massage, The Last Wish ...More

Pre Columbian Art From Mexico: Talk
Exhibitions | On 31st January 2015 

British Museum 9 minutes walk from School Of Life

An opportunity to discover more about the Museum's exhibits....More

Exploring Egyptian Mummies
Kids Events | On 31st January 2015 

British Museum 9 minutes walk from School Of Life

Explore digital techniques used by museum scientists to uncover the secrets of the ancient Egyptians....More

Sub Pulse Clubnight Presents
Clubbing and Nightlife | On 31st January 2015 

Surya 11 minutes walk from School Of Life

Sub Pulse clubnight presents a night exploring the evolving sounds of dubstep. With Crises, Trashbat, Jay Rootz, Chug and Chuckman....More

Stereo Freaks Presents: The Greasy Slicks
Concerts | On 31st January 2015 

Surya 11 minutes walk from School Of Life

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The London Literary Tavern Tour
Tours | Until 31st January 2015 

Fitzroy Tavern 12 minutes walk from School Of Life

Visit the Public Houses and Taverns in Central London that inspired generations of writers and artists. And meet Dylan Thomas, ...More

 

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Burns Night in London
Burns Night in London

From traditional suppers to comedy extravaganzas, London provides a number of options for celebrating Burns Night. So, grab a ...More

 
London 2015: New Openings
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The Sky Garden atop the Walkie Talkie, a new art gallery from Damien Hirst and Biblioteka, a new £15 ...More

 
The Railway Children
The Railway Children
Theatre | Until 6th September 2015 

King's Cross Railway Station

Mike Kenny's Olivier Award-winning adaptation of The Railway Children, staged at Waterloo three years ago, moves to King's Cross Theatre ...More

 
London Eye - Valentine's Champagne Experience
London Eye - Valentine's Champagne Experience
Attraction | 13th February 2015 - 15th February 2015 

London Eye

Valentine's Day Champagne ExperienceRomance your loved one this Valentine's with a 30 minute experience and enjoy the sublime views of ...More

 
Love in the Archives: Talk
Exhibitions | On 14th February 2015 

The Queen's House

Want a unique way to mark Valentine's Day? Discover the romantic letters of the Caird Library archives, a unique collection ...More

The Baby Show
The Baby Show
Exhibitions | 20th February 2015 - 22nd February 2015 

ExCel London Exhibition Centre

Expert speakers including nutritionist and author, Annabel Karmel MBE, breast-feeding guru, Clare Byam-Cook and sleep expert Jo Tantum will be ...More

 
London Fashion Week
London Fashion Week
Shopping | 20th February 2015 - 24th February 2015 

Somerset House

Over 70 designers are confirmed to show at London Fashion Week which, alongside New York, Paris and Milan, is one ...More

 
Harringay Local Store
Harringay Local Store
Opened 12th January 2015 

Harringay locals, couple Ebony and Paul Harding, are behind this supermarket with a difference. Harringay Local Store unites their two ...More

 
Bonnie Gull Seafood Bar
Bonnie Gull Seafood Bar
Opens 3rd February 2015 

Nick Lloyd Webber (son of Andrew) has created his first original score for the stage for this musical version of ...More

 
Sky Garden
Sky Garden
Opened 5th January 2015 

The free-to-access Sky Garden, occupying the top three floors of Rafael Vinoly's 37 storey, 525ft 20 Fenchurch Street (aka the ...More

 
 
 
 
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