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The Idler Academy

of Philosophy, Husbandry and Merriment

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Talk: The Dark History of the Georgian Chocolate House with Dr Matthew Green, 10 April, 7pm at the Idler Academy

The Dark History of the Georgian Chocolate House with Dr Matthew Green, 10 April, 7pm at the Idler Academy
 
As chocolate houses mount a comeback, join London historian Dr Matthew Green to discover how a bitter, luxuriant and exotically …

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£20

Live: Damon Young on Philosophy and Gardens

Philosopher Damon Young’s new book, Voltaire’s Vine, is a brilliant study of the enduring relationship between thinkers and their gardens. In this lively and readable collection of critical essays, Young shines a new light on Jane Austen, Nietzsche, Proust, …

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£80

City Astronomy – Explore the night sky from the middle of the city with Dr Chris Lintott

City Astronomy – Explore the night sky from the middle of the city with Dr Chris Lintott
 
Thursday 17th April, 7pm – 10pm
 
Cost: 2 for 1 offer – £80 for two people
 
Price includes:
 

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£20

Live: Sir Timothy Ackroyd presents Brian Aldiss in conversation with Elliott Hall

Join us for an evening in the company of renowned science fiction writer Brian Aldiss OBE. Mr Aldiss will be discussing his life and work with actor and writer Elliott Hall.

 

Brian Wilson Aldiss, OBE (born 18 August 1925) …

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£20

Live: The Northern Lights with Melanie Windridge, 23 April

 

The polar lights are a natural phenomenon, often stimulating awe and wonder in those who view them. It is not surprising, therefore, that many polar communities have their own legends or explanations for the lights.

 

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