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  • The Idler Guide to Negotiation

    Idler Academy
    Learn how to negotiate with tutor Hilary Gallo
    • Online
    • 1.7 hours · Self-paced
    • Certificate(s) included
    How can you manage difficult negotiations and still get your way? Learn the art of gentle negotiation with Hilary Gallo, a former corporate lawyer and author of The Power of Soft, or “how to get what you want without being a ****”. The Power of Soft is a different way to …
    £35
    • Online
    • 0.7 hours · Self-paced
    • Certificate(s) included
    Master punctuation and written style with this useful and amusing guide by Harry Mount, Editor of The Oldie magazine. If you have ever found yourself in a pickle when it comes to where to put the apostrophe, what semi-colons are for, and what to do with commas, then this is t …
    £35
    • Online
    • 2.2 hours · Self-paced
    • Certificate(s) included
    English actor Timothy Ackroyd – a real-life Professor Higgins – presents this very useful and very entertaining course on speaking English properly. It is aimed at anyone who would like to improve their English pronunciation, projection and oratory in general. Sir Timothy is …
    £35
  • The Idler Guide to Investment with Edward Chancellor.

    Idler Academy
    Learn how to invest widely with award winning financial historian Edward Chancellor
    • Online
    • 2.2 hours · Self-paced
    • Certificate(s) included
    Join Edward Chancellor, renowned investment strategist and financial historian, for an online course on how to be an idle investor. You’ll learn what investing actually means and how it differs from speculation, how you can make money without really trying, and how idleness can …
    £35
  • A History of London with Dr Matthew Green

    Idler Academy
    A historical joyride through 800 years of London’s history
    • Online
    • 6.5 hours · Self-paced
    • Certificate(s) included
    Following the publication of his London: A Travel Guide Through Time , which has been described as "easily the most engaging social history of London for a decade" ( Londonist ), and the success of his live course, join historian and broadcaster Dr Matthew Green on a …
    £35

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