CZD Crosswords courses

Agenda flip chart for Cryptic Crosswords for Beginners course showing course modulesLearn how to solve cryptic crosswords with an expert tutor on a relaxed and enjoyable course.

Henry Howarth has taught cryptic crosswords to over 500 adults.

"Excellent course! Really clear and logical explanations for stuff I’ve never understood before." Wendy Barton

"Great course, I thoroughly enjoyed all aspects of it." Norman Lindsay

"I have finished the weekend Telegraph crossword for the first time ever. Am thrilled, your course is super."Pauline Manson

Over 50 courses have been taught in the UK. There is a complete list at the end of this page.

 

Choice of courses

Courses are taught at two different levels:

These courses are available as:

 

Successful learning outcomes

“I now have a new hobby” Julie Wall.

The feedback from CZD Crosswords courses is consistently good from everyone that attends.

View these documents to see some examples of recorded learning outcomes:

 

Residential courses

Beginners, 18–20 Jan 2019

  • Knuston Hall, Wellingborough
  • No overnight stay £170
  • Sharing a room £270
  • Single room £308
  • To book ring 01604 362200.

Beginners, 2226 Jan 2019

Beginners, 28–29 Jan 2019

  • Denman, Abingdon, from £164
  • from £148 for WI Members
  • To book ring 01865 391991.

Improvers, 7–8 May 2019

  • Denman, Abingdon, from £205
  • from £185 for WI Members
  • To book ring 01865 391991.

Beginners, 25–26 July 2019

  • Denman, Abingdon, from £205
  • from £185 for WI Members
  • To book ring 01865 391991.

 

One-day courses

Improvers, 18 Jan 2019

  • Knuston Hall, Wellingborough , £68
  • Bed and breakfast is available at £65
  • To book ring 01604 362200.

 

U3A Courses

These courses are for U3A members.

Half-day Beginners, 21 Nov 2018, Newbury U3A
Broadway House, 11.30am–3:00pm

Half-day courses for beginners have previously been taught at Bournemouth, Christchurch, Poole, Thatcham, Wimborne and Yeovil U3As.

 

Previous CZD Crosswords courses


2018

Month  Day  Venue Course Duration
Jan 21 Denman, Abingdon Beginners 11 night
  26 Knuston, Wellingborough Improvers 1 day
  27 Knuston, Wellingborough Beginners 2 day
  31 The Green Park, Pitlochry  2Combined 3 day
Mar 14 Thatcham U3A Beginners half-day
May 21 Denman, Abingdon Improvers 1 night
  29 Denman, Abingdon Beginners 1 night
Jul 23 U3A Summer School, Newport  Beginners 3 night
Oct 6 Bournemouth U3A Beginners half-day
  21 Denman, Abingdon Beginners 1 night

 

1 A 1 night course starts after lunch on the first day and ends after lunch on the second.

A combined course is a 2 day Beginners course followed by a 1 day Improvers course.


2017

Month  Day  Venue Course Duration
Jan 7 The Green Park, Pitlochry Combined 3 day
  20 Knuston, Wellingborough Improvers 1 day
  21 Knuston, Wellingborough Beginners 2 day
Feb 4 Christchurch Library Beginners half-day
  17 Denman, Abingdon Beginners 1 night
Apr 27 HMP Guys Marsh Beginners 3 week
Jul 17 U3A Summer School, Newport  Beginners 3 day
Aug 17 Denman, Abingdon Improvers 1 night
Oct 7 Bournemouth U3A Beginners half-day
  10 Poole U3A Beginners half-day

2016

Month  Day  Venue Course Duration
Jan 11 Christchurch U3A Beginners 6 week
  16 Christchurch Library Beginners half-day
  22 Knuston, Wellingborough Improvers 1 day
  23 Knuston, Wellingborough Beginners 2 day
Feb 3 Denman, Abingdon Beginners 2 day
  13 Bournemouth Library Beginners half-day
Mar 3 The Coach House, Lechlade  Beginners 1 day
Apr 14 Yeovil U3A Beginners half-day
Jun 18 Christchurch U3A Beginners half-day
  25 Christchurch U3A Beginners half-day
  27 Pilgrim's School, Winchester Beginners half-day
  28 Pilgrim's School, Winchester Beginners half-day
  30 Pilgrim's School, Winchester Beginners half-day
Jul 10 Dorchester Try This Beginners 2 hr
Aug 15 U3A Summer School, RAU Beginners 3 day
Sep 2 Knuston, Wellingborough Improvers 1 day
  3 Knuston, Wellingborough Beginners 2 day
  27 Poole U3A Beginners 7 week
Oct 8 Bournemouth U3A Beginners half-day
  17 Wimborne U3A Beginners half-day
Nov 3 HMP Guys Marsh Beginners 1.25 hr

2015

Month  Day  Venue Course Duration
Jan 9 Knuston, Wellingborough  Beginners 2 day
  19 Christchurch U3A Beginners 7 week
Mar 20 Alston Hall, Preston Beginners 2 day
  28 Christchurch Library Beginners half-day
June 5 Knuston, Wellingborough Improvers 1 day
  6 Knuston, Wellingborough Beginners 2 day
Sep 30 Bournemouth U3A Beginners 7 week
  30 Poole U3A Beginners 7 week
Oct 9 Dorchester Try This Beginners 2 hr
  27 Wimborne U3A Beginners 7 week
Nov 14 Itchen VI Form College Beginners half-day
Dec 14 Age UK Dorchester Beginners half-day

2014

Month  Day  Venue Course Duration
Jan 16 Age UK Dorchester Beginners 6 week
Jul 17 Age UK Dorchester Improvers 2 hr
Sep 25 Dorchester U3A Beginners 6 week
  29 Christchurch U3A Beginners 6 week
  29 Dorchester Try This Beginners 2.5hr
  30 Bournemouth U3A Beginners 6 week
Oct 6 Christchurch Library  Beginners half-day
Dec 13 Dorchester Library Beginners half-day

2013

Month  Day  Venue Course Duration
Nov 1 Bournemouth U3A  Beginners 6 week

2012

Month  Day  Venue Course Duration
Jan 23 Age UK Dorchester Beginners 6 week
Jun 28 HMP The Verne, Portland  Beginners 6 week
Oct 26 Bournemouth U3A Beginners 6 week

2011

Month  Day  Venue Course Duration
Sep 12 Age UK Dorchester  Beginners  6 week