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: Wilderness School

how to: Wilderness School

how to: Wilderness School

Day­time Event

Cul­tureLeis­ure

“A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders,...

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how to: Student Life Skills

how to: Student Life Skills

how to: Student Life Skills

Day­time Event

Stu­dent Life Skills

(JUST RELEASED: £75 DAY PASSES NOW AVAILABLE) Student Life Skills Want to be a TV executive? Publisher? Film director? Entrepreneur? Worried about how to write a CV? Get into the best University for you? Achieve the career of your dreams?...

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how to: Develop Your Negotiating Skills

how to: Develop Your Negotiating Skills

how to: Develop Your Negotiating Skills

Day­time Event

Busi­nessMoney

How to: Advanced Negotiation is a direct and no-nonsense masterclass for those who want to negotiate smarter, harder and with greater dexterity. It assumes basic competence in the art of negotiation, and focuses on solving the tougher problems faced by...

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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: Build a Billion Dollar App

how to: Build a Billion Dollar App

how to: Build a Billion Dollar App

Even­ing EventNew

Busi­ness

More than 1 billion people use them every day. In four years, 500,000 have been downloaded over 35 billion times. Only twelve have cracked the code of making it billion-dollar big. Apps are changing the way we communicate, shop, interact...

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how to: Shoot the Light. A Weekend Photography Masterclass

how to: Shoot the Light. A Weekend Photography Masterclass

how to: Shoot the Light. A Weekend Photography Masterclass

NewWeek­end Event

Leis­urePho­to­graphy

A late Summer photography course for those who want to take their cameras on location. This is a course with a difference, aimed at beginners and enthusiasts as well as those considering photography as a profession. Held over two weekends...

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how to: Speak in Public

how to: Speak in Public

how to: Speak in Public

Even­ing EventNew

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 LinkedIn

how to: Use LinkedIn

how to: Use LinkedIn

Even­ing Event

Busi­ness

If Facebook is for friends, and Twitter for followers, what is LinkedIn meant for? Revolutionising the way individuals can interact with prospective employers and their professional networks, there is little question that this site is fast emerging as the go-to...

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how to: Back-to-work Coaching

how to: Back-to-work Coaching

how to: Back-to-work Coaching

Day­time EventNew

Busi­ness

Have you taken a career-break in order to have children, or for other reasons? Are you ready to start work again, be it full-time, part-time, or running your own business? Do you need support building-up your confidence, deciding what you...

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how to: Read Tolstoy

how to: Read Tolstoy

how to: Read Tolstoy

NewWeek­end Event

Cul­tureLit­er­at­ure

“If life could write, it would write like Tolstoy” wrote Isaac Babel. Universally regarded as the greatest writer of Russian fiction, Leo Tolstoy is the only author with two works regularly featuring in lists of the top ten novels of...

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how to: Be Mindful (Introductory Workshop)

how to: Be Mindful (Introductory Workshop)

how to: Be Mindful (Introductory Workshop)

Even­ing EventNew

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 Ulysses

how to: Read Ulysses

how to: Read Ulysses

Week­end Event

Cul­tureLit­er­at­ure

Ulysses uses one day in the life of Dublin to reflect on the whole of Western culture and society. We invite you to spend a one day in your life reflecting on Ulysses, the most influential, and difficult, novel ever...

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how to: Understand Lawrence of Arabia

how to: Understand Lawrence of Arabia

how to: Understand Lawrence of Arabia

Even­ing EventNew

His­tory & PoliticsLit­er­at­ure

Who was the mysterious young archeologist who became known as Lawrence of Arabia? And why did he, one hundred years ago, burn the first manuscript of his great epic, Seven Pillars of Wisdom? What was the story he wanted to...

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how to: Radically Improve Every Working Day

how to: Radically Improve Every Working Day

how to: Radically Improve Every Working Day

Day­time EventNew

Busi­ness

International expert on ‘ business as unusual’ , David Pearl shows how to be more creative, more curious and more conscious at work. David sees possibilities everywhere including in the tedious bits. This is an intensive, practical session (limited places)...

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how to: Tennessee Williams: Mad Pilgrimage of the Flesh

how to: Tennessee Williams: Mad Pilgrimage of the Flesh

how to: Tennessee Williams: Mad Pilgrimage of the Flesh

Even­ing EventNew

Lit­er­at­ure

When The Glass Menagerie opened on 31 March 1945, it was greeted with rapturous acclaim and twenty-four standing ovations: Tennessee Williams spoke to a new America, liberated from years of wartime hardship. A homosexual, alcoholic, drug-addicted genius, Williams was raised...

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how to: An Evening with Michael Sandel

how to: An Evening with Michael Sandel

how to: An Evening with Michael Sandel

Even­ing EventNew

Philo­sophyTalks

This is an unmissable opportunity to hear the world famous philosopher Michael Sandel address the outstanding question of our age: how do we want to live together? He has been called ‘the most effective communicator of ideas’ in English, our...

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how to: Interpret Your Dreams

how to: Interpret Your Dreams

how to: Interpret Your Dreams

Even­ing EventNew

Psy­cho­logySci­ence

Egyptians believed they were visits from the Gods. For the Greeks, they were prophetic. Freud found in them the language of the unconscious; for neuroscientists they are simply neural connections. For as long as we have had written language we...

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how to: Understand your Mac or IPad

how to: Understand your Mac or IPad

how to: Understand your Mac or IPad

Day­time EventNew

Busi­nessLife­style

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: Make a Film in a Weekend

how to: Make a Film in a Weekend

how to: Make a Film in a Weekend

NewWeek­end Event

Cul­tureFilm

Impossible? Not if you attend one of these ingeniously thorough training courses. At 10am on Saturday you will learn how to switch on the camera, and by 6pm next day you will be in a cinema seat watching your own...

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how to: Come Second

how to: Come Second

how to: Come Second

Even­ing EventNew

Busi­ness

We invite you to spend an evening celebrating seconds-in-command with Richard Hynter, deputy Chairman of Saatchi and Saatchi. The Consiglieri, as we know from The Godfather, are the deputies, assistants, and counselors, the leaders behind the leaders, who support, inform...

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how to: The English and their History

how to: The English and their History

how to: The English and their History

Even­ing EventNew

His­tory & PoliticsLit­er­at­ure

This talk on the history of the English by the renowned historian Robert Tombs will offer a radical new view of England and the formation of its identity, shaped as much by what it has chosen to remember as by...

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how to: Use WordPress to start a Website

how to: Use WordPress to start a Website

how to: Use WordPress to start a Website

Day­time EventNew

Busi­nessDesign

Websites today are far more than a luxury. If you wish to achieve any kind of success in both business and individually, your website is the public face and usually the first impression that you make to your audience. Unfortunately,...

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how to: Think About Central Europe

how to: Think About Central Europe

how to: Think About Central Europe

Even­ing EventNew

His­tory & Politics

The Shadow of the Habsburg Empire a Century after Franz Ferdinand’s assassination. The killing of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, heir to the Habsburg Empire, was the ‘original sin’ of the modern era – the trigger for a catastrophic sequence of decisions...

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how to: Mindfulness

how to: Mindfulness

how to: Mindfulness

Even­ing EventNew

HealthLife­style

Mindfulness is the essential tool for modern living. It is training for the brain which helps us to be more effective at what we do, and more resilient to the stresses we experience. Using Mindfulness we can achieve our personal best,...

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how to: Sleep

how to: Sleep

how to: Sleep

Even­ing EventNew

Fam­ilyHealth

Are you losing sleep over insomnia? Do you have a problem getting to sleep, staying asleep or sleeping deeply? Sleep is as necessary as breathing but that doesn’t mean that getting your 8.1 hours per night is easy. One third...

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how to: Speak in Public

how to: Speak in Public

how to: Speak in Public

Day­time EventNew

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: Negotiate

how to: Negotiate

how to: Negotiate

Day­time Event

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: Travel

how to: Travel

how to: Travel

Travel

For the ultimate guide as to where to stay and eat throughout the world, the How To Academy’s partner- Globalista – can tell you everything you need to know. With a 20% discounted price for the How To Academy, just...

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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.