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Host: The Idler Academy
Location: 81 Westbourne Park Road, London W2 5QH
Speaker: Harry Mount
Description: In a panic about semi-colons? Can’t tell your gerunds from your gerundives?
Harry Mount’s masterclass in punctuation will solve all language-related neuroses in just ninety minutes. Harry is no fan of old-fashioned, complex prose. But he will convince you that the only route to lovely, free-flowing English is by learning the rules – and then knowing how to play around with them. The only way forwards is backwards – know your punctuation and throw off your chains! The evening kicks off with a welcoming cocktail so we’ll have fun while learning useful stuff. Who is it for: Harry’s masterclass is suitable for all ages. It is just the thing if you have forgotten the basic rules or were never taught them. Bring the kids, bring granny, bring the grocer.
Tutor: Harry Mount is a writer and journalist. A former New York correspondent and leader-writer for the Daily Telegraph, he is the author of Amo, Amas, Amat and All That, a top 10 bestseller. He has also written A Lust for Window Sills – a guide to British Buildings, and his latest book is How England Made the English. He writes regularly for the Daily Telegraph, the Daily Mail, The Times, the Evening Standard, the Spectator, Country Life, the Times Literary Supplement, the New Statesman and Literary Review. He has a degree in ancient and modern history from Oxford (First Class Honours) and an MA in architectural history from the Courtauld Institute.More Information