Course summary

Join William Hanson and Jo Bryant for an exclusive full-day social etiquette course in London covering modern social and contemporary etiquette.

Modules include meeting and greeting, interpersonal skills and social confidence, perfect posture, manners for guests at social events, plus advice on dress codes and what to wear.

Hosted in a private training room in central London, this rare opportunity to be taught by two leading etiquette experts is a must for all who wish to study good manners and civility.


Course information


28th September 2024

10am - 4.30pm


Dartmouth House
37 Charles Street
London W1J 5ED

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  • Tuition
  • Participant workbook
  • Printed certificate
  • Soft drinks throughout the day
  • The English Manner leather notebook

Three reasons to register

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Informal but intensive learning

This full-day social etiquette course is perfect for those who want to learn as much as possible about social manners in one day, in the collegial company of others.

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Two expert tutors

This masterclass is a rare opportunity to learn from two leading British etiquette experts, William Hanson and Jo Bryant. Between them, they have over thirty years of teaching experience and have written twenty best-selling books on etiquette.

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The course includes a personalised printed A4 certificate of attendance, which participants receive on the day of the Masterclass, on completion of the course.

What you'll learn

During this social etiquette course, your fellow students and you will be taught the principles of modern manners, social graces and polite interactions. The course is designed to focus on the essentials of etiquette for the modern day, with the more old-fashioned elements stripped out. The tutors will highlight how current social attitudes have affected how we behave compared to previous recent generations, as well as what is still polite and relevant.

  • A humorous overview of the British psyche and our characteristics
  • First impressions: what should be your aim when meeting someone for the first time?
  • How to greet new friends in formal and semi-formal environments
  • Ways to improve your eye contact and social confidence
  • How to perform faultless social introductions
  • Conversational techniques to help you move from ‘small talk’ to ‘big talk’
  • How good posture can make you increase your confidence and boost your image
  • Essential etiquette and behaviour for guests
  • Manners when visiting a private house or socialising at different events
  • What to wear for a range of different social contexts

Course tutors

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William Hanson

William joined The English Manner in 2008 before taking ownership in 2019.  He is widely regarded as the freshest and most trusted authority on etiquette and civility, with his relative youth and old-fashioned values making him an arbiter of modern manners.

Based in London, William’s work sees him teach in the UK and all over the world, including in Europe, America, China, south-east Asia and GCC countries. He is a trusted advisor and trainer to many official households, embassies, businesses and academic institutes.

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Jo Bryant

Described by The Telegraph as ‘the empress of etiquette’, Jo joined The English Manner in 2019 from Debrett’s, where she spent over a decade as a tutor and the editor of more than fifteen acclaimed books on etiquette and modern manners.

Jo has worked with leading restaurant and hospitality groups, luxury retail brands, top concierge agencies and exclusive education specialists, along with private clients from all over the world.

I recently attended The English Manner's Social Etiquette Masterclass in London, and it was an exceptional experience! Not only William's and Jo’s expertise in etiquette is unparalleled, but they delivered the course with grace and humour. I learned invaluable social skills and polished my etiquette, making it a truly enriching experience. Highly recommended!

— Maïwenn, September 2023

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I recently took the Social Etiquette Masterclass with William Hanson and Jo Bryant. They are fantastic instructors, who make learning not only fun, but also extremely practical. I learned so much to gain more confidence and "level up" even more. I can't recommend this course enough!

— Debra K, February 2023

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