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: Read Chaucer

how to: Read Chaucer

how to: Read Chaucer

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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 Neuroscience of Decision-Making

how to: The Neuroscience of Decision-Making

how to: The Neuroscience of Decision-Making

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Psy­cho­logySci­ence

Decision-making, as we all know, is a barn-dance of reason and emotion. But here’s something you might not know: the dance-floor is built out of neurons, and the brain is the engine-room of your destiny. Join Henrietta Bowden-Jones on a...

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how to: The incredible Power of Neuroplasticity: To improve and even cure Attention Deficit and learning disorders, reverse the symptoms of  Parkinson’s, and Multiple Scerelosis, and radically lower the risk of Dementia, and other problems of the brain

how to: The incredible Power of Neuroplasticity: To improve and even cure Attention Deficit and learning disorders, reverse the symptoms of Parkinson’s, and Multiple Scerelosis, and radically lower the risk of Dementia, and other problems of the brain

how to: The incredible Power of Neuroplasticity: To improve and even cure Attention Deficit and learning disorders, reverse the symptoms of  Parkinson’s, and Multiple Scerelosis, and radically lower the risk of Dementia, and other problems of the brain

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HealthPsy­cho­logySci­ence

For centuries we believed that the price we paid for our brain’s complexity was that, compared to other organs, it was fixed and unregenerative – unable to recover from damage or illness. Discussing his revolutionary new book, Norman Doidge will turn...

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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

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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

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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)

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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

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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

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: Future of Retail

how to: Future of Retail

how to: Future of Retail

Day­time Event

Busi­ness

Is digital killing the High Street? Chloe Markowicz will explore the threats and opportunities that retailers today face and explain how the High Street can remain relevant to shoppers in an increasingly online world. She’ll demonstrate how retailers can convert...

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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: Ardennes 1944. Hitler’s Last Gamble

how to: Ardennes 1944. Hitler’s Last Gamble

how to: Ardennes 1944. Hitler’s Last Gamble

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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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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.