The Idler Academy

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New: Online Course in Ancient Philosophy with Dr Mark Vernon

The Idler Academy branches out into online learning with this six part course in the philosophy of the ancient Greeks. Our online courses are available to everyone, everywhere. Watch the trailer or click here to read the full course description.







Scotland moots four day week

Here is a story from Herald Scotland on a new report titled “Time for Life” written by Pat Kane and Isobel Lindsay for The Jimmy Reid Foundation, which argues that Scotland should adopt a four day week. Download the full

Sweden to trial six hour workday for public sector workers

The council at Gothenburg, Sweden’s second largest city, is to start a year-long trial to give its workers a thirty hour workweek. “We hope to get the staff members taking fewer sick days and feeling better mentally and physically after …

Great documentary about man who quits the fast lane to skate

He calls himself Slomo. This short film has won a clutch of awards: CLICK HERE TO VIEW.…

Jeremy Paxman, Rowley Leigh and Hadley Freeman to judge 2014 Bad Grammar Award

THE BBC’s Jeremy Paxman has joined the Idler Academy’s Bad Grammar Award judging panel.

“Bad grammar is everywhere,” says Mr Paxman. “People who care about grammar are regularly characterised as pedants. I say that those who don’t care about it …

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