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 Workshop led by Tim Moorey March 2014

In addition to the public events listed below, Tim Moorey regularly gives talks and conducts workshops for private groups including the Women's Institute and the University of the Third Age

"A huge thank you for your wonderfully entertaining talk today. It was both informative and amusing. I've never heard so much laughter from our U3A group. Another sign of a good talk is when there are lots of questions/comments and you certainly had plenty of those (or should that be them?)."
U3A Tunbridge Wells

One-to-one tutoring is also available.

Recent private events include workshops as part of Enrichment Days at The Perse School, Cambridge, Maidstone Grammar School, Wallington High School for Girls. Blackfen School & Coopers School Chislehurst.

The talks currently available are as follows: 

  • The Most Popular Indoor Activity (Crosswords)
  • The Joys of English
  • The Amazing Dr Samuel Johnson

Contact Tim Moorey for further information and bookings:


Click the image on the right for an outline of Tim Moorey's workshops (3-page PDF).



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Solve Cryptic Crosswords
with Mephisto

Condé Nast College, 16-17 Greek Street
London W1D 4DR
5th December 2018, 6.30 - 8.30

For enthusiasts at all levels from beginners onwards , this evening event will provide the clues you need to cracking cryptic crosswords. Tim Moorey will explain the Ximenes rules and take you through the basics, after which – with the help of a wine break – you will divide into pairs to solve a puzzle of your own. In the words of Stephen Sondheim, ‘The nice thing about doing a crossword puzzle is you know there is a solution.

Marlborough College
Summer School 2018

16th - 21st July
30th July - 3rd August
(mornings only both weeks)

marlborough college website

marlborough college summer scholl

Barbican Centre


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University of The Third Age

TALKS 2018:

Wendover 3rd January
Tunbridge Wells 15th February
Ashtead 5th July
King's Hill August 2nd
South Woodham 5th September
Maldon November 19th

TALKS 2019

Epping Forest 7th January
Shenfield 18th February
Waltham Forest 16th April


Dillington House
Ilminster, Somerset

19th to 21st January 2018

Dillington House

Comments by previous participants:

'Thank you for a hugely stimulating weekend '

thank you'

Dillington House


Times plus

3rd February 2018
(one-day course
York (details to be confirmed soon)

This will be Tim's third Times Plus Crossword Workshop following the success of the first two during 2017.

A further course is planned for York in May. Details tbc.

"Discover everything you need to know about completing cryptic crosswords at our workshop. The day of tips and tricks will be hosted by Tim Moorey, crossword setter for The Times and The Sunday Times."

The Times

Times Crossword Event




Tim Moorey address the Retired Fellows of the Royal Society of Medicine