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Course: An Introduction to Ancient Philosophy with Dr Mark Vernon

All you need to know about the philosophical schools of Ancient Greece — and how they can help your daily life — on our six week evening course.


Monday 22nd September to Monday 27th October


General introduction: …


Ancient Philosophy Day Course, Sunday 2nd November

A day course in ancient philosophy with Mark Vernon.

Spend your Sunday at The Idler Academy learning about Socrates, Plato and the ancient schools. Price includes tea & coffee, lunch, afternoon cake and gin cocktail.
This is a lively, day …

Autumn Foraging and Philosophy Weekend Course, 3-5th October 2014

FEED YOUR MIND and body on the Idler Academy’s Foraging and Philosophy weekend. Over the course of the weekend, you will learn how to forage seaweeds and shell fish as well as from Autumn hedgerows, woodland and moor. You will …

Tim Lott

Beyond Mindfulness: Eastern Wisdom in Everyday Life. Course with Tim Lott


A six week course with novelist Tim Lott on the best of Eastern philosophy. Starts Tuesday 30th September.

Anybody asked to think about Eastern philosophy usually automatically thinks about Eastern religion, which tends to involve supernatural beliefs, re-incarnation, …


COURSE: Mindfulness & Yoga

Come along to our eight week mindfulness & yoga course with Mieke Kreeftenberg
Dates: Monday 29th September to Monday 24th November

Times: 4pm – 6pm

The Idler Academy’s Mindfulness course is based on the evidence based program developed by Heather …

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