The how to: Academy provides compact courses for people who think big. Whether you want to build a bicycle in a morning, make a movie in a weekend, master James Joyce or start an on-line business, we have the expert who can make it happen.

We run day workshops, evening events, midnight master-classes, business breakfasts, dinner-debates, weekend courses, three-month writing groups and will shortly be streaming many of our courses on-line. For those who need more, the how to: Academy never sleeps.

 

how to: Solve Cryptic Crosswords

how to: Solve Cryptic Crosswords

how to: Solve Cryptic Crosswords

Even­ing Event

Leis­ure

For enthusiasts at all levels from beginners onwards , this evening event will provide the clues you need to cracking cryptic crosswords. Tim Moorey will explain the Ximenes rules and take you through the basics, after which – with the help of a wine break...

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how to: Change our Habits and Change our Lives

how to: Change our Habits and Change our Lives

how to: Change our Habits and Change our Lives

Even­ing EventNew

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Psy­cho­logy

When we change our habits, we change our lives… How can we make good habits and break bad ones? Gretchen Rubin, author of the New York Times bestselling The Happiness Project and Happier at Home, will tackle this critical question...

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how to: Speak in Public

how to: Speak in Public

how to: Speak in Public

Even­ing Event

Busi­ness

All of us have to do it – “say a few words” – at one time or another. Most of us are terrified by the thought of it. But don’t panic. This three-hour workshop will enable you to make fear...

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how to: Invest like Warren Buffett

how to: Invest like Warren Buffett

how to: Invest like Warren Buffett

Even­ing EventNew

Busi­nessMoney

Warren Buffett, often dubbed The Sage of Omaha, is widely recognised as the most brilliant investor of the modern era. A single $10,000 investment in his original investment partnership would today, if reinvested in his investment company Berkshire Hathaway, be...

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how to: Ardennes 1944. Hitler’s Last Gamble

how to: Ardennes 1944. Hitler’s Last Gamble

how to: Ardennes 1944. Hitler’s Last Gamble

Even­ing Event

His­tory & Politics

The Western Counterpart to Stalingrad This major talk by Antony Beevor, the bestselling author of Stalingrad, Berlin, D-Day and The Second World War, timed to coincide with the launch of his new book Ardennes 1944, focuses on Hitler’s ill- fated...

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how to: Misbehaving- The Making of Behavioural Economics

how to: Misbehaving- The Making of Behavioural Economics

how to: Misbehaving- The Making of Behavioural Economics

Lunch­time EventNew

Busi­nessPsy­cho­logy

This talk for the How To Academy coincides with the publication of Richard Thaler’s new book on behavioural economics. Richard Thaler has spent his career studying the radical notion that the central agents in the economy are humans—predictable, error-prone individuals....

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how to: Job Boot Camp (A two day workshop in finding a Job)

how to: Job Boot Camp (A two day workshop in finding a Job)

how to: Job Boot Camp (A two day workshop in finding a Job)

Day­time EventNewWork­shop

Work

How do I write a stunning application letter? How can I make my CV stand out? How do I secure an internship? How can I shine in an interview? Don’t despair: The How To Academy has the know-how  Building on...

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how to: Write Your First Screenplay

how to: Write Your First Screenplay

how to: Write Your First Screenplay

Day­time EventNew

FilmWrit­ing

It costs you nothing to write a cracking feature film screenplay…just time and talent. In this course you will learn the first steps needed to writing that long imagined but never realized script. With a few short but manageable steps...

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If there’s a Course you’d like to take which isn’t currently included in our programme, email us with the details of what you’d like us to organise and if there’s sufficient demand, we will contact our huge network of distinguished teachers, lecturers and writers to arrange a course tailored to your needs.