This talk by The Times columnist, Philip Collins, based on his new book Start Again, is for anyone who feels that politics no longer speaks for them.Tracing the fault lines in our current, fractured political landscape Philip Collins will offer a roadmap to a different political future: proposing new answers to the urgent questions facing us today – questions of education, of work, of health, of housing, of security, and of inequality. Join us for this unmissable talk on how we can achieve a better future. Read more.
General Stanley McChrystal in conversation with Hannah MacInnes. In this Leadership Masterclass, retired four-star general Stan McChrystal, formerly commander of US and international forces in Afghanistan, will explore what leadership really means, debunking the many myths that have surrounded the concept. Focusing on thirteen great leaders, including Walt Disney, Margaret Thatcher, Albert Einstein, Leonard Bernstein, and Martin Luther King, he will show that the lessons we commonly draw from their lives are seldom the correct ones and that aspiring leaders will be best served not by cultivating a standard set of textbook leadership qualities, but by learning to discern what is required in each situation. Read more.
Ryder Carroll the founder of the global phenomenon- the pen and ink Bullet Journal® organizational system- comes to the how to: Academy. Hundreds of thousands of fans use the system which combines elements of a wishlist, a to-do list, and a diary. It makes it easy to get thoughts out of your head and on to paper, to see them clearly and decide what to do about them. Then it helps you set up daily mini-goals on the path to accomplishing your long-term goals. Users rely on a Daily Log, Weekly Log, and Monthly Log to stay focused. But this is much more than about time management. In conversation with Hannah MacInnes Ryder will explain how this is also a manifesto for what he calls “intentional living“: making sure that your beliefs and actions align. Even if you already use a Bullet Journal, this conversation will give you new exercises to become more calm and focused, new insights on how to prioritize well, and a new awareness of the power of analog tools in a digital world. Read more.
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 – you will divide into pairs to solve a puzzle of your own. In the words of Stephen Sondheim, ‘The nice thing about doing a crossword puzzle is you know there is a solution.’ Read more.