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: Understand your Mac or IPad

how to: Understand your Mac or IPad

how to: Understand your Mac or IPad

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Busi­nessLife­style

You do everything together. You share your most private moments, your most immediate thoughts, you cannot bear to be apart. You tell him – or maybe her – everything, but is it a one-way relationship? How well do you actually...

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how to: Come Second

how to: Come Second

how to: Come Second

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Busi­ness

We invite you to spend an evening celebrating seconds-in-command with Richard Hytner, deputy Chairman of Saatchi and Saatchi. The Consiglieri, as we know from The Godfather, are the deputies, assistants, and counselors, the leaders behind the leaders, who support, inform...

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how to: The English and their History: The first thirteen centuries

how to: The English and their History: The first thirteen centuries

how to: The English and their History: The first thirteen centuries

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His­tory & PoliticsLit­er­at­ure

A sweeping narrative history of an island people, Robert Tombs’ magisterial account of the history of England is the first single volume history of England on this scale written for the general reader since the 1930s. Tombs’ sets England’s story...

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how to: An Evening with E.O.Wilson

how to: An Evening with E.O.Wilson

how to: An Evening with E.O.Wilson

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Philo­sophySci­ence

We are delighted to invite you to share an evening with Edward O. Wilson, the legendary father of Sociobiology and Biodiversity, in conversation with Mike Gunton. Professor Wilson is here in the UK to champion MEMO, the “Alexandrine” project to build...

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how to: Build a Website Using WordPress

how to: Build a Website Using WordPress

how to: Build a Website Using WordPress

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Busi­nessDesign

Websites today are far more than a luxury. If you wish to achieve any kind of success in both business and individually, your website is the public face and usually the first impression that you make to your audience. Unfortunately,...

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how to: Think About Central Europe

how to: Think About Central Europe

how to: Think About Central Europe

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His­tory & Politics

The Shadow of the Habsburg Empire a Century after Franz Ferdinand’s assassination. The killing of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, heir to the Habsburg Empire, was the ‘original sin’ of the modern era – the trigger for a catastrophic sequence of decisions...

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how to: A Mind Makeover

how to: A Mind Makeover

how to: A Mind Makeover

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Life­style

Makeovers fill our TV screens, magazines and newspapers, encouraging us to transform our appearance, wardrobe, home, lifestyle and career. But no one encourages us and shows us how to makeover the most important asset we have: our mind. Often we...

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how to: A Bluffer’s Guide to Greek Mythology

how to: A Bluffer’s Guide to Greek Mythology

how to: A Bluffer’s Guide to Greek Mythology

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Cul­ture

What do you know about Medea, Electra, or Phaedra? Are figures like this all Greek to you? Greek myths are everywhere: on the stage, at the opera, in the galleries. It sometimes seems like you can’t move for Olympians, nymphs...

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how to: Sleep

how to: Sleep

how to: Sleep

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Fam­ilyHealth

Are you losing sleep over insomnia? Do you have a problem getting to sleep, staying asleep or sleeping deeply? Sleep is as necessary as breathing but that doesn’t mean that getting your 8.1 hours per night is easy. One third...

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how to: Speak in Public

how to: Speak in Public

how to: Speak in Public

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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: Make a Film in a Weekend

how to: Make a Film in a Weekend

how to: Make a Film in a Weekend

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Cul­tureFilm

Impossible? Not if you attend one of these ingeniously thorough training courses. At 10am on Saturday you will learn how to switch on the camera, and by 6pm next day you will be in a cinema seat watching your own...

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how to: Negotiate

how to: Negotiate

how to: Negotiate

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Busi­nessMoney

Do you have to negotiate in your business, family or personal life? Do you sometimes wonder whether you are getting the best deal for your business, your family, or yourself? How to: Negotiate will teach you the proven strategies and...

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how to: A Weekend Photography Masterclass

how to: A Weekend Photography Masterclass

how to: A Weekend Photography Masterclass

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Leis­urePho­to­graphy

A late Winter photography course for those who want to take their cameras on location. This is a course with a difference, aimed at beginners and enthusiasts as well as those considering photography as a profession. Our focus will be on...

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how to: Beat Depression

how to: Beat Depression

how to: Beat Depression

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HealthLife­style

‘Feeling low after Christmas? Join consultant psychiatrist Dr Jamie Arkell and bestselling author Rachel Kelly as they discuss ‘How to beat depression’. Rachel will share her experiences of different approaches – drugs, therapy and, of all things, poetry – whilst...

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how to: An Urban Foray on Hampstead Heath. (Focusing on how to forage and how to decode the Latin names of Plants.)

how to: An Urban Foray on Hampstead Heath. (Focusing on how to forage and how to decode the Latin names of Plants.)

how to: An Urban Foray on Hampstead Heath. (Focusing on how to forage and how to decode the Latin names of Plants.)

Day­time Event

Nature

Join us for a guided walk around Hampstead Heath led by the natural historian John Wright, the author of the River Cottage Handbooks Mushrooms, Edible Seashore, Hedgerow and Booze. In this urban foray we will learn how to collect food from hedgerows, pastures and woodland and...

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how to: Speak in Public

how to: Speak in Public

how to: Speak in Public

Day­time Event

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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: 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: Publish In The Digital Age

how to: Publish In The Digital Age

how to: Publish In The Digital Age

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Lit­er­at­ure

Whether you’re an entrepreneur looking to learn more about publishing, an aspiring or established author, or a publisher, it’s important to learn how to navigate the publishing industry as new technologies and trends emerge. This class will teach you how...

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how to: Travel

how to: Travel

how to: Travel

Travel

For the ultimate guide as to where to stay and eat throughout the world, the How To Academy’s partner- Globalista – can tell you everything you need to know. With a 20% discounted price for the How To Academy, just...

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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.