Welcome to MadLab Courses

MadLab Courses are learning for do-ers. Every one of our courses, whether it’s electronics or coding, writing or making, is powered by the same magic:

World-class tutors

Learn WordPress from the guy who wrote it. Learn Arduino with one of the UK Maker Movement’s leading lights. We’ve searched out inspirational course leaders who’ve not only mastered their subject, but are experienced communicators and facilitators. Our tutors make the complicated simple.

Small groups

You’ll benefit from personal, individual tutorial attention, plus the problem-solving support of a group of peers in a relaxed and supportive environment. You know you’re on a MadLab course when you have your eureka moment helping debug the project of the person sat next door.


Learning at MadLab is a contact sport. You’re a maker: you learn by doing. You’ll leave having mastered new skills that you can put to work straight away. Unfamiliar territory can be daunting for everyone, but you’ll have the confidence that comes from practical achievement with your own hands.

You can find details of our upcoming courses below. If you’d like to sign up, you can do so via Eventbrite, or by dropping us an email at

Anthropomorphic Mouse Taxidermy with Margot Magpie

Saturday 26 July 2014 (£60)
The term taxidermy comes from Latin meaning ‘moving skin.’ In this 4-hour workshop, students will learn how to skin and stuff a mouse, wire up limbs and learn the basics of preservation. Using miniature accessories, students will be encouraged to anthropomorphise their mice. Standing, sitting or sleeping, holding a small pipe or book, adorned with a top hat or a tricorn, you will be assisted to transform your mice into a fun parody of human life… more info/book morning/book evening

We’ll soon be listing more courses soon. Check back soon for more information, or ask us to keep you informed about:

  • Raspberry Pi
  • Game Development 101
  • Beginner’s WordPress
  • Mouse Taxidermy
  • Beginner’s CSS
  • Bid Writing
  • Coding for Beginners
  • The Internet of Things
  • Short Story Writing
  • Beginners, Intermediate or Advanced WordPress