School of Curiosity

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Private Eye cartoonist joins the faculty

March 3, 2015

We always thought that the 2015 Summer School was going to be a lot of fun. Now we know for sure that there are going to be a lot of laughs as award winning cartoonist Tony Husband joins The School of Curiosity Faculty.

Tony was the cartoonist for Private Eye, one of the world’s great satirical magazines, for whom he produced YOBS, a cartoon strip depicting the British way of life, winning the Pont Award. As well as producing cartoons for The Times, The Spectator, Punch, Playboy, The Sunday Express and The Sun, Tony co-devised and edited Oink!, a popular children’s comic. This resulted in a TV spin off called Round the Bend. For the theatre he co-wrote the play Save the Human and regularly performs with poet Ian Macmillan with their show A Cartoon History of Here.

In addition he has published more than fifty books. His latest Take Care Son tells of his fathers decline into dementia and is receiving critical acclaim.

Tony will look at the role of humour in our lives and how we can use it to deal with even our most challenging situations. You will also get the chance to draw a bit and be funny.

If we are really nice to him, Tony will document the things that happen throughout the three days and nights at Summer School, which by the way, are 28th, 29th and 30th May. Don’t leave it too late. Book here¬†



Parlez-vous petanque?

October 11, 2013

We were going to say “It’s not all fun and games at The School of Curiosity ‘End of Summer School’”. But thinking about it every session looks like it will be fun and enthralling, so we’ve had to think hard how we can make our evening social events fit the bill.

Maria, who runs The Villefranche Petanque and Social Club (a bit like The Buena Vista Social Club but with boules instead of musical instruments) has invited us over one night. She’s putting on sangria and the Nicoise specialty of Pissaladiere. We’ll have an international petanque tournament in between drinks.

The great thing about petanque is that it takes moments to learn, it’s a team game and everyone somehow seems to be capable of producing a world class shot at least once. By the end of the night, you have a social club full of friends.

There are just ten tickets left. There wont be for long. Download the prospectus here. Or just go directly to the booking page here.

It doesn’t matter what language you speak, petanque is so simple we know you’ll love to parlez-vous petanque.

Have a curious day!

Do what you love

October 17, 2012


Wouldn’t it be great never to have to work again? That’s what its like when you earn a living by doing what you love – its not work, its fun.

Think about it. If you can earn a pretty good living doing something you hate, why can’t you earn a great living doing something that you love?¬†Have a look at the link for some tips on how to do it.

Have a curious day.



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