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: Travel

how to: Travel

how to: Travel

GiftsTravel

Struggling to find the perfect gift for the holiday season? Look no further than a Globalista gift subscription. how to: Academy’s partner – Globalista – is offering anyone who becomes a member of Globalista before New Year’s Eve, a second...

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how to: Beat Depression

how to: Beat Depression

how to: Beat Depression

Even­ing Event

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. Dr Arkell will...

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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: Read Chaucer

how to: Read Chaucer

how to: Read Chaucer

Even­ing Event

Lit­er­at­ure

“And gladly wolde he lerne, and gladly teche.” (G. Chaucer, The Canterbury Tales) New Years Day, 1386. Middle-aged bureaucrat and occasional poet Geoffrey Chaucer is enjoying the comfortable London life. His close connections to the booming wool trade mean that...

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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: The incredible Power of Neuroplasticity: To improve and even cure Parkinson’s, Attention Deficit Disorder,  Multiple Scerelosis, Dementia and other problems of the brain.

how to: The incredible Power of Neuroplasticity: To improve and even cure Parkinson’s, Attention Deficit Disorder, Multiple Scerelosis, Dementia and other problems of the brain.

how to: The incredible Power of Neuroplasticity: To improve and even cure Parkinson’s, Attention Deficit Disorder,  Multiple Scerelosis, Dementia and other problems of the brain.

Day­time EventLunch­time EventNew

HealthPsy­cho­logySci­ence

Neuroplasticity is the brain’s ability to change its own structure and function in response to mental experiences. In his revolutionary new book The Brain’s Way of Healing, Norman Doidge shows the advances of scientists using the extraordinary powers of neuroplasticity...

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how to: Deliver Killer Presentations

how to: Deliver Killer Presentations

how to: Deliver Killer Presentations

Day­time Event

Busi­ness

“The subject of best practice for business presentations has created a huge amount of heat, but not necessarily a whole lot of light. There seem to be a hundred and one variations as to how best to clinch that deal,...

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how to: Travel and Explore – A Literary Travel Evening

how to: Travel and Explore – A Literary Travel Evening

how to: Travel and Explore – A Literary Travel Evening

Even­ing Event

Lit­er­at­ureTravel

Welcome to our inaugural evening, in partnership with Globalista, the first of an ongoing series at the Tabernacle.  The Sense of Place will introduce travel writers, historians and explorers who will report for us on a rich medley of places and cultures....

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how to: Do your own PR

how to: Do your own PR

how to: Do your own PR

Day­time EventNew

Busi­ness

1. Do stories about your or your business never make it onto TV or into the papers? 2. Do you write press releases or pitches that never result in media inquiries? 3. Do your competitors get better coverage in newspapers...

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how to: Read the Qur’an

how to: Read the Qur’an

how to: Read the Qur’an

Even­ing EventNew

Cul­tureLit­er­at­ure

Believed by Muslims to be the word of God, the Qur’an was revealed to the Prophet Muhammad fifteen centuries ago. It is addressed to everyone, regardless of class, gender or age. But what does this mean for the two billion...

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how to: Remember

how to: Remember

how to: Remember

Even­ing Event

Busi­nessPsy­cho­logy

An introduction to the imaginative techniques and stories behind the ancient arts of memory. Ed will lead an interactive, practical tour through the world of memory techniques, with numerous examples of how to boost your memory, how to forget and...

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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

Even­ing Event

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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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.