Does that 'back-to-school' feeling ever go away? With September looming, however old you are, why not consider a bit of self-improvement, some further education or a touch of 'working on project me'.
How to: Academy which delivers 'compact courses for people who think big', was set up in September 2013 by John Gordon (incredibly he's also the co-founder of Intelligence Squared, Contagious, Globalista and Notting Hill Editions). Since then 135 events have been programmed with 7500 knowledge-thirsty folk attending.
As well as properly helpful stuff like 'how to: Thrive in a World of Too Much: Mastering Busyness with Tony Crabbe' or 'how to: Remember with Ed Cooke', (I'm signing up now… before I forget), there's also unexpected courses including 'how to: Scandi Noir with Saga Noren' (she's the star from The Bridge) or moments with in-demand speakers including 'how to: An evening with Michael Sandel'.
And for bored-at-the-end-of-summer teenagers, there's a 4 day 'Student Life Skills' workshop held at Condé Nast College of Fashion and Design from 26th-29th August with talks on how to be a TV executive, become a publisher, or film director, how to be an entrepreneur or simply how to write a CV.
How to: Academy – for people who want to be better. Because no matter how old you are, there's always a bit more learning to be done.