2021/22 Acad-Pad A5 Diary (Loose-Leaf), with free stickers worth £3.95*
Lord Dodo is no bird brain
It's ceaselessly astounding what the human mind can come up with.
Every now and then, a truly great mind comes along to change the world. Just think: where would the world be had Isaac Newton not sat down by that apple tree one day and wondered why the apple fell downwards and not upwards, or had Albert Einstein not sat in the streetcar on his way home from work and pondered what would happen to his perception of time if the streetcar moved at the speed of light?
Likewise, in 1965, Lord Dodo (a.k.a. Sir John Verney) asked, "How can endlessly busy people save themselves from extinction due to the pressures of modern life?" His answer gifted the world with something so incredible that we believe he has cemented himself among the most revolutionary thinkers of our time.
The Idodeal daily organiser for the whole family
Lord Dodo, who today is chairman of Dodo Towers, conceived the Dodo Pad as an entertaining weekly planner to help the owner keep track of important dates and deadlines. Each edition of the spiral-bound diary is impossible to lose, thanks to the annually altering brightly coloured cover, and features Lord Dodo's extremely practical grid system, a true innovation of organisation.
Each week is clearly presented as a grid with each daily row divided into five columns. You can assign one column to each family member (with room at the side to 'marginalise' extra family members), or you can split the day into five because, let's face it, a single square is hardly ever enough room for an entire family or even one terribly busy person. By using the Dodo Pad, everyone can stay in sync and in the loop – coordinating family life has never been easier!
We have often wondered what humanity would have suffered through had Lord Dodo never concocted this ingenious invention. Friendships would crumble under the bitterness of forgotten birthdays; family arguments would erupt when parents repeatedly fail to attend their children's music recitals; and, frankly, just thinking about all those accidentally missed dentist appointments is enough to give us a toothache.
Thankfully, the Dodo Pad put an end to all these worries by providing you with a creative way to keep sight of your goals. Never again will you experience the sheer amount of stomach-churning stress that comes upon the sudden realisation that your super-important presentation was actually this Thursday and not next. Phew!
Lord Dodo's dodelightful doodles
As the descendant of a long line of distinguished doodlers, Lord Dodo is positively emphatic about drawing, spending his days scribbling and sketching away as he resides in his drawing room at Dodo Manor. The Dodo Pad has given him a way to put all his daydreaming and doodling to good use. His signature illustrations adorn every page of the Dodo Pad, giving each week a unique theme and allowing the reader a glimpse into his truly remarkable brain. His Lordship's favourite jokes, quotes, brainteasers, and unusual facts and anniversaries can be found throughout each Dodo Pad, and he even honours the Dodo dynasty with historical facts about his eccentric ancestors. Any appreciator of unconventional history and a good joke will feel at home in Lord Dodo's company.
Lord Dod's art may even inspire you to do some doodling of your own, which is why we've left a (mostly) blank space opposite each weekly grid for you to sketch your creations.
This Dodo's far from extinct
Initially starting with just the week-to-view spiral-bound diary, the Dodo Pad range has expanded and evolved throughout its 50-plus-year history to cater to every busy Dodopadler. University or college student with deadlines to keep track of and exams to plan towards? Our Acad-pad is perfect for planning out the academic year, from August to September. Prefer to see the whole month at a glance? Our month-to-view wall calendar is an excellent alternative to the diary. We also have looseleaf versions, Filofax compatible refills, and pocket- and personal-sized planners. Not only that, but Lord Dodo has finally joined the digital age and now produces interactive DigiDodoPads for use on your phone or tablet!
Whichever Dodo Pad product you choose, they all capture the buoyant spirit of Lord Dodo and his hardworking team at Dodo Towers. That's why the front cover of every single diary released, including the very first edition in 1966, proudly reads: "If you too are nearly extinct with the daily pressures of modern life, then try the Dodo Pad". And every back cover, accompanying the picture of a mother and baby Dodo: 'After using your Dodo Pad for a year you may find you're not as extinct as all that!'
So, don't face extinction! The Dodo Pad diary has everything you could ever want and more from a planner. Once you've become a member of the Dodo Pad family, you'll be amazed at how you ever managed to live without one of these infinitely helpful diaries in your home. It's no wonder why so many Dodopadlers are fanatic about our products.
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The loose-leaf variant of the Acad-Pad, the mid-year planner designed to help studious scribblers excel at all their intellectual endeavours, is the perfect version for anyone who wants to be able to store their Acad-Pad in their own Filofax or organiser.
The content is identical to all the other spiral-bound and digital versions of the 2021/22 Acad-Pad, with a week-to-view format spanning from August to August, but now they have been set free of any binding so you can organise them in whatever personal organiser you’d like.
The same great features with added freedom and flexibility
Why is the Acad-Pad such a noteworthy note-taker and prestigious planner? You don’t have to be a genius to see why. Here’s the lowdown on Lord Dodo’s dodelightful academic diary:
The Acad-Pad helps you organise each week in detail so that you can keep to a clear schedule and balance your seminars, assignments, and projects with your student life. It works just as well if you’re a teacher or lecturer who needs to keep on top of all your different classes, or if your life revolves around the academic year in one way or another.
All our academic planners feature Lord Dodo’s grid system, which divides each day into five columns, giving you plenty of room to write a detailed breakdown of your day. It’s far more room than the usual one square per day that most run-of-the-mill calendars will give you. The five columns allow you to compartmentalise your campus life in any way you’d like. You can see an example of how useful the grid can be here.
Every weekly grid has a mostly blank space opposite in which you’re encouraged to unleash your own inner Lord Dodo and doodle, or you could also use it to take extra notes in lectures or as a place to write a to-dodo list. As this is the loose-leaf format, you can buy packs of our A5 paper to insert between the diary pages to use for whatever you’d like.
But it’s not just a great organisational tool. The loose-leaf A5 Dodo Pad, like all other variants, is brimming with Lord Dodo’s signature style to keep its owners entertained and educated. Through his illustrations, His Lordship provides unique takes on astounding and atypical moments in history, and throws in a few of his best jokes and favourite famous quotes for good measure, to create a diary that will invigorate any idle mind in need of inspiration.
And that’s still not all. Here are a few more product details to help you decide whether the loose-leaf Acad-Pad is right for you:
- Mid-year, week-to-view format, spanning from August 2021 to the end of August 2022.
- Loose-leaf A5 pages (21cm x 14.8cm)
- 53 weekly grids, each divided into daily sections with five columns and week numbers noted on each weekly grid
- Master Timetable for keeping track of regular lessons
- 100gsm 'excellent for writing on... even in fountain pen' absorbent paper
- All UK, USA, Australian, New Zealand and Canadian Public Holidays
- Fun facts, offbeat anniversaries, and inspiringly unusual quotes on each weekly page
- Moon phases via symbols so all you lunar enthusiasts can keep track of whether it's waxing, waning, full or new.
- Forward planners for 2021/22 and 2022/23 plus clear planning space
- An indodispensable data section to record important telephone numbers, email addresses, etc.
- A handy 'Stuff and Store' pouch to hold all your essential handouts and extra sheets of notes.
Organise your entire academic life within your chosen Filofax or ring-bound organiser by ordering the 2021/22 Acad-Pad loose-leaf A5 diary today. It’s not just useful: it’s indodispensable.