Chris Hoy
©David Severn

Chris Hoy, Olympic cycling champion and motor racer

Britain’s most successful Olympian on switching from two wheels to four

Sebastian Faulks
©Alexander Rhind

FT Masterclass: batting with Sebastian Faulks

The acclaimed author and life-long cricketer passes on some tips to a novice

©Tom Jamieson

FT Masterclass: Commando course with Brian Adcock

A former Royal Marine shows how to make it through an obstacle course

©Tom Jamieson

FT Masterclass: Commando course

Oliver Pickup tries to hide his agony as he sloshes round an obstacle course, guided by former Royal Marine Brian Adcock

Tonja Grung and Sally Davies cut the dead mouse’s skin, treat it with chemicals and then glue its mouth shut at The Last Tuesday Society in east London
©Sophie Green

FT Masterclass: Taxidermy with Tonja Grung

This Halloween, forget prepping a pumpkin. The FT learns the ghoulish art of stuffing a dead mouse

Champion carriage driver Karen Bassett offers tips as James Mackintosh gets to grips with the sport
©Christopher Nunn

FT Masterclass: Carriage driving with Karen Bassett

She’s one of the sport’s most successful women, and recently drove the coffin of Richard III

England’s greatest female rugby star Maggie Alphonsi demonstrates her tackling technique on Lucy Killgren
©Marco Kesseler

FT Masterclass: Rugby tackling with Maggie Alphonsi

The World Cup winner and television pundit demonstrates how to floor your opponent

Kung fu with Shaolin monks
©Jack Latham

FT Masterclass: Kung fu with the Shaolin monks

Fending off adversaries with a wooden staff is harder than it looks

Julia Donaldson (left) and Hannah Beckerman
©Jack Latham

Botany with Julia Donaldson

The creator of ‘The Gruffalo’ on mapping wild flowers in the Sussex Downs

Andrew Luck
©Alexander Rhind

FT Masterclass: Throw like a quarterback with Andrew Luck

The American footballer on how to throw the perfect pass

Travel: Bovey Castle, Devon

A revitalised former railway hotel on Dartmoor focuses on families

The Dublin route with John Banville

Vincent Boland takes a surprisingly unliterary tour of the city of Joyce and Beckett with another great Irish writer

FT Masterclass: Scything with Clive Leeke

The ancient art of scything is making a comeback

FT Masterclass: How to fly a Spitfire

Commander Dave Mackay, former Royal Navy pilot, gives Jeremy Taylor a taste of the Spitfire’s power

FT Masterclass: Drone racing with the FT

Andy McNab, SAS veteran and author, flies the skies with the latest gizmo

Yoga with the FT

Edward Bonham Carter on how to keep the mind and body fit with the help of tree pose, happy baby and downward dog

Fast bowling with Makhaya Ntini

The retired South African paceman teaches the art of seam and swing — and the need to strut like a model

Changing shape of the America’s Cup

Six teams to battle it out in early stages of sailing classic

Barometer: travel. The Coach House, North Yorkshire

A Georgian conversion sets its sights on being a ‘Soho House of the north’

Futsal with the FT

Fast, tactical and all about using your brain, futsal just might be the key to smarter football


Martin Sandbu

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