People say such nice things:
"You're never too old or young to learn, but if you're not sure what it is you want to be studying why not just join the School of Everything."
- Kate Russell on BBC World News (December 2008).
"Logging on to the SoE to see what I can learn next, I am spoilt for choice, with lessons available on everything from academic tuition to Japanese cooking. One offers lessons on the nesting habits of breeding birds."
- Lucy Tobin in The Guardian (November 2008).
"School of Everything is ready, like many other UK-based start-ups, to expand overseas to win access to a larger market, in this case in Europe."
- Jonathan Moules in the Financial Times (October 2008).
"School of Everything has a lot of potential to become something like the Craigslist of education, where people can easily find each other for specific topics and everyone can benefit. The site is free and easy-to-use ... so there's not a lot holding it back from success except for a user base big enough to make it worthwhile."
- Jacqui Cheng, Ars Technica (September 2008)
"It's one of those great, simple, smart ideas that make you want to smack your head and say, 'Why didn't I think of that?'"
- Cory Doctorow on BoingBoing (September 2008)
"The start-up company may not be turning a profit yet, but the concept has certainly made an impact. This month School of Everything has won both a New Statesman New Media Award, in the Inform and Educate category and a prestigious UK Catalyst Award, that recognises the use of technology to make a positive social impact, in the Self Help category."
- Mark Barber in The Times Business (August 2008).
"The team behind School of Everything is on a high after scoring their first round of investment in the form of £350,000 seed funding from Esther Dyson, Rocco Pellegrinelli and JP Rangaswami alongside Channel 4 Education and the Young Foundation."
- Jemima Kiss on the Guardian's PDA Blog (April 2008).
"...a beautifully simple idea using the web to connect those who have something to teach with those who want to learn. It could be knitting, writing sailing etc. In some ways it could be a home educator's dream ticket as it grows. You can teach or learn anything through the site - as long as it's legal! Clever use of web tools makes it easy for people who want to learn and people who want to teach find each other."
- John Davitt in the Guardian (March 2008)
"In time even top-down public services will feel the power of We Think. Just launched in the UK is the School of Everything, which aims to be an eBay for stuff that does not get taught in school. Someone who wants to learn how to use the Garageband music program will be able to find someone who will provide a couple of hours of tuition."
- Charles Leadbeater in the Observer (March 2008).
"The team behind School of Everything, an online marketplace to bring together private teachers and students, have backgrounds in journalism and social activism. Their technical director missed a day of Seedcamp so he could buy a tank to drive to a protest at a London arms fair."
- Jonathan Moules in the Financial Times (September 2007).