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: Ways to Change the World

how to: Ways to Change the World

how to: Ways to Change the World

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Sci­ence

Now in its second year the How To Academy Conference on “ How To Change the World” will be held on the 1st December 2015 at the Royal Institution. Tickets are priced at £145 inc Vat. Themes covered will include:...

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how to: The Mathematics of Love

how to: The Mathematics of Love

how to: The Mathematics of Love

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Life­stylePsy­cho­logy

The roller coaster of romance is hard to quantify; defining how lovers might feel from a set of simple equations is impossible. But that doesn’t mean that mathematics isn’t a crucial tool for understanding love. In this talk Dr Hannah...

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how to: Read James Joyce, Ulysses, with Will Self

how to: Read James Joyce, Ulysses, with Will Self

how to: Read James Joyce, Ulysses, with Will Self

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Lit­er­at­ure

‘I hold this book to be the most important expression which the present age has found; it is a book to which we are all indebted, and from which none of us can escape’ – T S Eliot Divided into...

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how to: Read – The Great Writers Series

how to: Read – The Great Writers Series

how to: Read – The Great Writers Series

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Lit­er­at­ure

Special Pass for all 7 Talks £175. (Usual price £280) Book Now In the Great Writers series, the How To Academy have invited a host of distinguished writers and critics to introduce a monumental work of their choice. Whether it’s...

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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: 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: Emotional Intelligence with Daniel Goleman

how to: Emotional Intelligence with Daniel Goleman

how to: Emotional Intelligence with Daniel Goleman

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Psy­cho­logy

Twenty years ago Daniel Goleman, a science reporter on the New York Times,published a book called Emotional Intelligence which explored how emotions are regulated in the brain.  Goleman hoped that his findings might filter into the culture and effect the ways in which we think...

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how to: Understand the Universe

how to: Understand the Universe

how to: Understand the Universe

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Sci­ence

Join us for an unmissable lunchtime talk by Carlo Rovelli, the author of the bestselling Seven Brief Lessons on Physics: an 80 page book on physics written for readers that know little or nothing about the subject which has now...

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how to: An Evening with Ranulph Fiennes

how to: An Evening with Ranulph Fiennes

how to: An Evening with Ranulph Fiennes

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Life­style

In this talk for the How To Academy, the world’s greatest living explorer who has travelled to some of the most remote, dangerous parts of the globe and is well-known for his experiences at the poles and climbing Everest, will...

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how to: Jancis Robinson on Wine’s New Directions

how to: Jancis Robinson on Wine’s New Directions

how to: Jancis Robinson on Wine’s New Directions

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Cul­ture

Described by the Washington Post as: ‘the greatest wine book ever published’, the 4th Edition of The Oxford Companion to Wine comes out in September, nine years after the 3rd edition. New entries such as Hong Kong, indigenous varieties, minerality, natural wines...

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how to: Write Your First Screenplay

how to: Write Your First Screenplay

how to: Write Your First Screenplay

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FilmWrit­ing

It costs you nothing to write a cracking feature film screenplay…just time and talent. In this course you will learn the first steps needed to writing that long imagined but never realized script. With a few short but manageable steps...

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how to: Business and Training Vouchers

how to: Business and Training Vouchers

how to: Business and Training Vouchers

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Gifts

If you’d prefer to buy a voucher, that can be used at any time, rather than selecting a particular workshop, the How To Academy Business vouchers are the perfect gift. All the recipient needs to do is email us to...

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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.