England’s greatest female rugby star Maggie Alphonsi demonstrates her tackling technique on Lucy Killgren
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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 campanile at Trinity College
©Paul Gaffney

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

©David Cecil Holmes

FT Masterclass: Scything with Clive Leeke

The ancient art of scything is making a comeback

Dave Mackay joins Jeremy Taylor on the Spitfire Mk IX
©Jack Latham

FT Masterclass: How to fly a Spitfire

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

Andy McNab, right, has a drone's eye view through video goggles as instructor Simon Vans-Colina pilots a custom-built racer
©Fred MacGregor

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

FT Masterclass: Triathlon with Jodie Stimpson

‘It’s not just swim, bike and run,’ the world number four says. ‘You have to master the transitions’

FT Masterclass: Hill climbing with Damon Hill

The former Formula One champion shows how to navigate a white-knuckle 300ft ascent in a McLaren supercar

Interview: British cycling star Mark Cavendish

Cycling’s speed king talks about tactics and his complex relationship with fame ahead of the Tour de France

DJing with Eric Wahlforss

The co-founder of SoundCloud and former DJ shows how to spin the decks

Travel: The Great House, Lavenham

Fabulous food in the serene setting of Suffolk’s ‘wonky town’

FT Masterclass: Running a mile with Anthony Whiteman

The Olympic runner offers tips on how to cover the distance in under four minutes


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