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Plato'€™s Academy

Online Course: An Introduction to Ancient Philosophy

A six part online course in the philosophy of the ancient Greeks with Dr Mark Vernon. This course was filmed at the Idler Academy in London. It is based on Dr Vernon’s highly successful real-life course at the Idler Academy …


Contemporary Calligraphy

Contemporary Calligraphy by Gillian Hazeldine


Contemporary Calligraphy describes in detail and demonstrates clearly through the many accompanying diagrams, how to write formal scripts well and then adapt and vary them to enhance and interpret texts.

This book is …


Handwriting exercise book


For anyone wishing to improve their handwriting or practice calligraphy.


An Idler Academy name plate emblazons the cover so that you can personalise your exercise book.
dimensions: 197mm x 148mm

Tuscan Retreat

We are delighted to be able to offer a Tuscan farmhouse holiday to Idler readers.


Podere Tociano di Sotto is a privately owned country house in southern Tuscany. Originally built in the 17th century, it is situated between Siena, …


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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