The Idler Academy
of Philosophy, Husbandry and Merriment
Learn about all the key philosophical movements of the last five hundred years, from Descartes to Jean-Paul Sartre.
The always amusing A. A. Gill discusses the art of the critic with QI's John Mitchinson
Learn the art of being idle and free in this six part course from Idler editor Tom Hodgkinson
Learn how to play the fabulous ukulele in our six part course with notes and songsheets
Learn about six great Victorians with QI's John Mitchinson
A six part online introduction to the most beautiful music of the last thousand years
The great chef Rowley Leigh traces man's culinary evolution through six films with simple recipes
A six part course which explores Buddhism and Eastern philosophy through the work of writer Alan Watts
A six part course in effective public speaking
Everything you need to know about punctuation in one single masterclass.
Find your voice on our singing course for complete beginners
A six part course in the philosophies of the ancient Greeks from the pre-Socratics and Plato to the Cynics and Sceptics.
Recently added Live Courses
12 Jan - 16 Feb | Philosophy
Learn about the history and the central ideas of the psychotherapy movement… Read more
Recently added Online Courses
Online | Philosophy
Learn about all the key philosophical movements of the last five hundred years, from Descartes to Jean-Paul Sartre…. Read more
Recently added Events & Talks
5 Feb | Biography
The Idler Academy’s patron, Antonia Fraser will be in conversation with Tom Hodgkinson to celebrate… Read more
January 7th is the 100th birthday of the ‘spiritual entertainer’ Alan Watts. Featured… Read more