plan to spend at least one hour each week–longer, if you plan to explore the optional curated resources or join the virtual live event.
Carl Honoré is a bestselling author, broadcaster and the voice of the Slow Movement. His two TED talks -- "In praise of slowness" and "Why we should embrace aging as an adventure" -- have racked up more than three million views.
Carl’s first book, In Praise of Slow, chronicled the global trend toward putting on the brakes in everything from work to food to parenting. The Financial Times said it was “to the Slow Movement what Das Kapital is to communism.” Under Pressure, his next book, explored how to raise and educate children in a fast world. He followed it with The Slow Fix, which related how to tackle complex problems in every walk of life, from health and relationships to business and politics, without falling for superficial, short-term quick fixes.
His latest works include It's The Journey, a children's book on slow travel, and Bolder: How To Age Better And Feel Better About Ageing, a spirited manifesto against ageism.
Published in 35 languages, his books have landed on bestseller lists in many countries. In Praise of Slow was a BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week and the inaugural choice for the Huffington Post Book Club. Under Pressure was shortlisted for the Writers’ Trust Award, the top prize for non-fiction in Canada.
Carl featured in a series for BBC Radio 4 called The Slow Coach in which he helped frazzled, over-scheduled people slow down. He also presented a television show called Frantic Family Rescue on Australia’s ABC 1.
Carl lives in London. While researching his first book on slowness, he was slapped with a speeding ticket. To learn more about Carl, visit carlhonore.info
We schedule our TED Courses with start dates so that you can move through the content as part of a global group of learners.Along the way, you’ll benefit from a wide range of perspectives, experiences and ideas that your classmates share.
We’ll unlock new content at the start of each week, but it’s completely up to you to determine when you’d like to complete that week’s videos, activities and discussion questions. If you’re a morning person, you can start the day with your TED Course and a cup of coffee. Or maybe you’d like to learn late at night–that’s OK, too!
The only live element of the courses are the optional, weekly virtual events: these are a wonderful way for you to get to know the other learners in your course, and we offer them twice each week to engage learners in different time zones.