Which experts would you like to see leading a Mumsnet Academy course?

(53 Posts)
HelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 20-Jul-12 12:48:43

Hello all.

We hope you've been enjoying browsing the courses on offer over at the Mumsnet Academy. And we've been delighted by the feedback from those who've attended courses already.

PatrickMumsnet is now hard at work setting up some new courses (starting in November 2012 and beyond) and we'd love you to tell us which specific people you'd like to see leading an MN Academy course.

We're particularly interested in hearing about the experts you lurve who you think could lead a great course in the following areas:

* Gardening
* Literature
* Academia
* Business
* Cookery
* Feminism
* Parenting
* Finance
* Politics

All suggestions gratefully received!

Will have a ponder, but while you're around AitchEm, could we please have courses somewhere less Smokey? Perhaps somewhere central and easily accessed? I don't know, maybe Birmingham? wink

Will have a ponder, but while you're around AitchEm, could we please have courses somewhere less Smokey? Perhaps somewhere central and easily accessed? I don't know, maybe Birmingham? wink

Will have a ponder, but while you're around AitchEm, could we please have courses somewhere less Smokey? Perhaps somewhere central and easily accessed? I don't know, maybe Birmingham? wink

HotheadPaisan Fri 20-Jul-12 12:59:55

I'd like Chaos to run a course on 'How to Use the Internet'.

HelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 20-Jul-12 13:02:06

HotheadPaisan

I'd like Chaos to run a course on 'How to Use the Internet'.

<resists impulse to repeat that four times>

HelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 20-Jul-12 13:02:56

ChaosTrulyReigns

Will have a ponder, but while you're around AitchEm, could we please have courses somewhere less Smokey? Perhaps somewhere central and easily accessed? I don't know, maybe Birmingham? wink

Hi Chaos, I do believe PatrickMumsnet is looking into less Smokey courses.

Tvym.

I appreciate that.

<<passes biscuits to patrick>>

Sparklingbrook Fri 20-Jul-12 13:15:47

Do you mean Sleb experts?

HelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 20-Jul-12 13:23:27

Sparklingbrook

Do you mean Sleb experts?

Yes, they can be Slebs. But they don't have to be.

Sparklingbrook Fri 20-Jul-12 13:25:26

I think Dr Tanya Byron is fabulous. I too live somewhere less smokey.

ShirtRipper Fri 20-Jul-12 13:30:20

Monty Don or Alan Titchmarsh for gardening would be amazing.

Peter Andre for parenting, natch.

Sparklingbrook Fri 20-Jul-12 13:37:04

Ooh yes Sue. That would be for the 'How to Really Love Your Kids' course. wink

HelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 20-Jul-12 13:40:18

SuePurblybilt

Peter Andre for parenting, natch.

Ahem.

Vagaceratops Fri 20-Jul-12 13:40:27

If we had PA for parenting, can we get KP in for a book writing course?

Sparklingbrook Fri 20-Jul-12 13:42:53

We need to take this seriously. <thinks>

I think <serious face> Rachel de Thame would be good for gardening. Didn't she re-train relatively late in life (yes I know she's young, I just mean as a second go)?

Monty and Alan piss me off a bit.

Can we not have Jo Frost for anything? Please and thanks. It's not asseptable.

shrinkingnora Fri 20-Jul-12 13:52:10

Lia leendertz for gardening - she wrote the half hour allotment.

I'm prolly being thick but what is a course on 'politics' or 'academia' likely to consist of? Cos I think with subjects like that you sort of have to work backwards - find someone who is a good speaker and has a 'this house believes' stance and then design a course around it.
Unless it actually is an 'all about politics' course, in which case a professor/lecturer would be best, no?

So it, just ask Paxman.

SOD it, I meant.

Vagaceratops Fri 20-Jul-12 14:08:53

Can we have Hilary Mantel for Literature pretty please

Please dont get that awful MSE guy in.

thebestisyettocome Fri 20-Jul-12 14:15:43

Gardening: Carol Klein, Rachel de Thame, Monty Don or (and preferably) Christine Walkden.
Literature; Hilary Mantel, Phillipa Gregory, Frank Cotterell Boyce.
Politics: Mark Steel.
Parenting: Deborah Ross.
Business: Hilary from Dragons' Den, Michelle Mone.

What about courses on subjects that pop up on here a lot such as fear of flying and coping with anxiety etc?

flamingtoaster Fri 20-Jul-12 15:21:00

Given the often heated discussions on the Gifted and Talented board The National Association for Gifted Children might bring useful enlightenment!

Maryz Fri 20-Jul-12 15:22:11

Can I run a course on "Parenting Horrible and Impossible Teenagers"? You can pay me in gin and vallium.

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