Telephone 0345 053 1166 Accepted payment cards My Cart

2020/21 Acad-Pad diaries & calendars

If you would like to be kept in the loop with our news and offers, click here to subscribe

2020/21 Acad-Pad diary & calendar range - DIGITAL DOWNLOADS

Lord Dodo's academic mid-year diary-planner-organizer with a difference. This year's 2020/21 Acad-Pad range (from August to August) includes a variety of DIGITAL DOWNLOAD looseleaf formats: the original Acad-Pad desk diary size, a pocket-sized Mini Acad-Pad plus A5 and A4 looseleaf formats - both of which also fit Filofax or other personal organisers. Look below and choose which format suits you...

Along with the rest of the world, DUE TO COVID-19, we’ve been working under considerable restrictions since mid-March. One of the ‘fall-outs’ was that we couldn’t get our mid-year 2020/21 Acad-Pad diaries delivered in time for us to be reasonably confident that they would sell through before the start of the new academic year. We must commit many thousands of pounds to print before a single diary is sold. Both our two main distributors closed temporarily during lockdown and therefore, even if we could get stock, we could not get it 'out there'.

We were left with a stark choice – either miss a year completely or try to find a way around it.

So, for this year only, we are providing the 2020/21 Acad-Pad as a looseleaf digital download – in desk, mini, A5 and A4 sizes – to be printed at home (or at a local print shop) and placed in a binder or a personal organiser. We have sourced a range of very reasonably priced translucent 2-ring binders to fit each size – or you may use an existing binder of your own.

We know this is not ideal, but it is the only way we can make the 2020/21 Acad-Pad ‘happen’ and everyone we’ve spoken to has been delighted to keep it alive in this way. It has drawn heavily on our creativity, time, resolve and a bit of techno-wizardry to make it happen. It will be ‘business as usual’ with printed 2021/22 Acad-Pads available next year!

Thank you so much for your amazing loyalty and understanding. #StayWell

*If you would prefer NOT to download a 'dodo-it-yourself' Acad-Pad, we are offering FREE 2020 Dodo Pad diaries (while stocks last) to see you through to the end of the year when you purchase a 2021 diary in the same format. This offer is only available by clicking on the '2020/21 'HELP! get me through to Aug 2021 solution' below or calling 0345 053 1166 during UK business hours

If you need help to decide which size/style is best for you, or prefer to order on the phone, we are always delighted to speak to customers.

Search_Inside

Lord Dodo's Academic Mid Year Diary-Planner and Calendar Range

If you would like to be kept in the loop with our news and offers, click here to subscribe

2020/21 Acad-Pad range

Lord Dodo's academic mid-year diary-planner-organiser with a difference. This year's 2020/21 Acad-Pad range (from August to August) includes a variety of DIGITAL DOWNLOAD looseleaf formats: the original Acad-Pad desk diary size, a pocket-sized Mini Acad-Pad plus A5 and A4 looseleaf formats - both of which also fit Filofax or other personal organisers. Look below to choose which format suits you.

Along with the rest of the world, DUE TO COVID-19*, we’ve been working under considerable restrictions since mid-March. One of the ‘fall-outs’ was that we couldn’t get our mid-year 2020/21 Acad-Pad diaries delivered in time for us to be reasonably confident that they would sell through before the start of the new academic year. We must commit many thousands of pounds to print before a single diary is sold. Both our two main distributors closed temporarily during lockdown and therefore, even if we could get stock, we could not get it 'out there'.

We were left with a stark choice – either miss a year completely or try to find a way around it.

So, for this year only, we are providing the 2020/21 Acad-Pad as a looseleaf digital download – in desk, mini, A5 and A4 sizes – to be printed at home (or at a local print shop) and placed in a binder or a personal organiser. We have sourced a range of very reasonably priced translucent 2-ring binders to fit each size – or you may use an existing binder of your own.

We know this is not ideal, but it is the only way we can make the 2020/21 Acad-Pad ‘happen’ and everyone we’ve spoken to has been delighted to keep it alive in this way. It has drawn heavily on our creativity, time, resolve and a bit of techno-wizardry to make it happen. It will be ‘business as usual’ with printed 2021/22 Acad-Pads available next year!

Thank you so much for your amazing loyalty and understanding. #StayWell

For sizes and measurements of individual Acad-Pad diary/calendar/planner formats please see below or check out the page design, different sizes and formats. For more specific details about our Filofax-compatible diary refills click here.

The Acad-Pad is ideal for all students and teachers or lecturers or anyone inextricably hooked into the college year, looking for a highly practical and fun-filled organiser.

  • Academic 'mid-year' format – starts mid-August 2020 (to include the Scottish school year start) to early September 2021
  • 56 weekly grids, each divided into daily sections with five columns
  • Week numbers shown on each weekly grid 
  • A largely blank page opposite for jottings and doodles
  • Weekly timetable to plan your daily schedule: click here for a PDF of extra blank timetables for the Acad-Pad
  • All UK, USA, Australian and Canadian Public Holidays
  • Moon phases are shown so you know when the moon will light the sky! :)
  • Humorous illustrations, quotes and unusual anniversaries scattered throughout
  • Forward planners for 2020/21 and 2021/22 plus clear planning space

*If you would prefer NOT to download a 'dodo-it-yourself' Acad-Pad, we are offering FREE 2020 Dodo Pad diaries (while stocks last) to see you through to the end of the year when you purchase a 2021 diary in the same format. This offer is only available by clicking on the '2020/21 'HELP! get me through to Aug 2021 solution' below or calling 0345 053 1166 during UK business hours

If you need help to decide which size/style is best for you, or prefer to order on the phone, we are always delighted to speak to customers.

Acad-Pad Academic Mid Year Diary - Dates and Deadlines

Acad-Pad dates and deadlines

The Dodo Acad-Pad is the ideal (and by far the most amusing) academic mid-year diary-planner-organiser available. Its five separate columns provide space for the detailed daily timetable of activity (or inactivity) as well as being 'indodispensable' for logging phone numbers, train-times and other miscellaneous appointments. A weekly timetable at the start of the year allows you to plan it all out.

As well as planning your days and weeks via this unique grid system (that has been researched and thoroughly tested over more years than we care to admit to), special facilities have been provided in the Acad-Pad for you to doodle.

Optional translucent binders

translucent binders

It is recommended that your 2020/21 Acad-Pad diary-planner-organiser-calendar be kept close at hand at all times. Unexplained, ‘morning-after’ discoveries of stray pads have been recorded in such obscure locations as ‘my flat-mate’s sock drawer’, ‘under the kitchen sink’ and ‘on top of the telephone booth at the bottom of the street’.

To help retain the pages in 'present and correct' order, we have a selection of translucent binders to fit whichever size best suits you. See your new Acad-Pad cover shimmering through or choose to use a binder you already have to hand.

translucent binder

 

Instant invisibility

instant invisibility

The Acad-Pad can be held up to head height and is made to measure (one size fits all) for immediate concealment of the holder at any given moment, particularly useful in cafes, library, and/or middle of the street for the avoidance of any number of tricky situations. It is a perfect hand-held disguise for those unwanted/ unexpected encounters.

"The Dodo technique for self-concealment is much quicker than growing a beard - I should know I’ve tried both" (Hairy Harry - Bath University)

Doodler's delight

doodles

Doodling - Special facilities have been provided in the design of the Acad-Pad for this essential activity. It encourages you to doodle creatively and thereby preserve the covers of nearby library books, café tables, train/bus head-rests, college walls etc. Those at a loss for inspiration will find suggestive hints to quicken their imagination on every diary page. A blank, or nearly blank, space is also provided for this purpose on facing pages.

What the Press & bloggers say about the Dodo Acad-Pad...

The Daydreamer

Thank heavens for my Dodo (Acad) Pad. Honestly, I don't know what I'd do without it. I note everything down on my Dodo (Acad) Pad and keep track of what's due and when, who's coming and when, where I'm going and when, and so on. Even better, it goes right on through 2011. I really don't know where I'd be without it. Or where my marbles would be.

The Dodo (Acad) Pad is practical and helps with keeping track of deadlines, appointments, etc - but it also has a fun, quirky side to it, making the dull responsibilities of life that little bit more bearable. Read more

Madhouse Family Reviews

For the past few years, I've bought a family organiser diary from Organised Mum which allows me to keep tabs on every member of the family on a day-to-day basis, but when I was offered the chance to review a Dodo Acad Pad, I decided to see how it compared. Well, the answer is, very well indeed. Read more

Adventures of and English Mum Reviews

...all I can say is that I love it.....basically it's a wall planner based on the academic year, which is great for those of us that work in education and students that are just heading back to school/college/university. They also sell filofax pages, a desk pad and a mini acad-pad for all types of Scholars and Lecturers....

Not only is it bright and funky it's also purple which is one of my favourite colours!!! Each week is set out across a page which has five separate columns for each day of the week, for you to divide up as you chose. Read more

MammaMcCann (no longer hosted)

Diaries and I have always had an uneasy relationship....it seems to me that the best kind of organiser anyone could create is one that's predesigned for a messy disorganised mind to run riot with pen or pencil without feeling bad about it. Such as 2010-11's Dodo-Acad pad. For those unfamiliar with the world of Lord Dodo, the acad pad is the student sibling of the original (more family-centric) Dodo Pad desk diary. Each week has an adaptable grid-style planner (in the acad-pad's case, covering the academic year) with an accompanying page opposite containing random facts, quotes, humour and most importantly - space to doodle. The pad works as a functioning diary, but also has a 'random' feel.

Helena - University student blogger

I have got the Dodo Acad-Pad desk diary for 2010/11 and can’t wait to start using it properly. Each week has its own double page in the diary with one of those pages being for the 7 days and the other free for notes.  Every page has a different design which really brightens up the diary and just makes you want to use it! Read more...

www.mumknowsbest.com

The Dodo Acad-Pad is a great resource for kids at school. Following the school year as opposed to the Jan-Dec year, this pad has a page per week with 5 boxes per day, with plenty of room to fill in. Each page is opposite a blank doodling page with some witty artwork and comments.

My son is merrily doodling on this opposite page, leaving the page with writing on and important details still clear so it is actually legible! The diary features the well known dodo of the Dodo Pad brand.

With important (and not so important) dates on the calendar, this book is sure to please any son or daughter and help them keep slightly more organised. It’s also great for Mums and Dads – this is because kids will love to fill them in and if they let you look you will now have an idea of what they’re doing at school! It would also for those more mature students who work, bring up children and go to college!

Families Glasgow

Loved by students, scholars and absent-minded professors, or indeed anyone whose life revolves around the academic calendar, this year’s new diary will not disappoint.

Families Edinburgh

The weekly grids divide each day in to five handy columns, throwing even the most disorganised student/teacher/ academic an organisational rubber ring.

Education Guide

With shiny shoes and a smart new tie, the pocket sized MINI ACAD PAD is ready for its first day at school

Family Fun Guide

Sharp humor, creative illustrations and an array of intriguing facts, is guaranteed to keep any student amused

Full House

Help kids organise their lesson-crammed, event jammed, homework-packed lives. The diaries are loved by students.

www.familyfriendlyworking.co.uk

 

The Acad-Pad has an original quirky style... It has lots of space for doodles and a useful pocket for papers. It will appeal to those who feel Organised Mum is a bit too ‘domestic goddess’ and instead plan on being gracefully and humourously disorganised this year.

Families Vale of York

The ACAD-PAD, spawned a few years ago from the Dodo Pad (Britain’s best-loved desk diary for more than 40 years), continues to score top marks by becoming one of the most highly sought after academic diaries available.

Families Epsom Sutton Croydon

Perfect, we thought, for busy families.

The Acad-Pad Range

9 Item(s)

per page

Set Ascending Direction

9 Item(s)

per page

Set Ascending Direction