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

how to: Understand your Mac

how to: Understand your Mac

Day­time Event

Leis­ure

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: 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: Master your iPad & iPhone

how to: Master your iPad & iPhone

how to: Master your iPad & iPhone

Day­time Event

Leis­ureLife­style

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: Great Thinkers: Daniel Dennett – A Lunchtime Talk

how to: Great Thinkers: Daniel Dennett – A Lunchtime Talk

how to: Great Thinkers: Daniel Dennett – A Lunchtime Talk

Lunch­time Event

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Philo­sophySci­ence

In this rare London appearance, the legendary philosopher and cognitive scientist Daniel Dennett will be speaking at the How To Academy in a new series of ” Great Thinkers.” One of the most brilliant, vigorous minds of his generation, Daniel...

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how to: Be Mindful (Introductory Workshop)

how to: Be Mindful (Introductory Workshop)

how to: Be Mindful (Introductory Workshop)

Even­ing Event

Busi­nessPsy­cho­logy

A small shift in your thinking can have a major effect on your life. Mindfulness is the smart new way to live. In the workplace it helps you build teamwork, enhance creativity and communication, and resolve conflict. In private life,...

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how to: Read the Qur’an

how to: Read the Qur’an

how to: Read the Qur’an

Even­ing EventNew

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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 ( A Memory Training Masterclass.)

how to: Remember ( A Memory Training Masterclass.)

how to: Remember ( A Memory Training Masterclass.)

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: 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: Use Twitter for Business

how to: Use Twitter for Business

how to: Use Twitter for Business

Even­ing Event

Busi­ness

Twitter has become an essential marketing tool, but what should businesses actually tweet about? How can they use the platform to actively engage their audiences and what pitfalls do they need to avoid? This seminar will cover best practice examples...

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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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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.