The Idler Academy 

 of Philosophy, Husbandry and Merriment 

Recently added Live Courses

COURSE: Song-writing with Chris Difford

9 May - 6 Jun | Event

Song writing course with world renowned Ivor Novello Award-winning lyricist Chris Difford of Squeeze. This course is suitable for both experienced musicians looking for some… Read more

COURSE: Transform Your Handwriting

20 Apr - 8 Jun | Event

Have you ever felt that your handwriting needed improving? Whether you would like to be able to write beautifully, more legibly or neater at speed, this practical course will give you the tools you need… Read more

TASTER: Beginners Harmonica

28 Apr | Event

“Two of my favourite things are sitting on my front porch smoking a pipe of sweet hemp and playing my harmonica” (Abraham Lincoln) In this taster class we will look at fundamentals such… Read more

Recently added Online Courses

Online Course: A History of British Buildings with Harry Mount

Online | Online course

Confused about your Dorics and your Ionics? Can’t tell your Perpendicular Gothic from your Decorated?

Harry Mount’s history of British Buildings guides you, effortlessly and amusingly, through a thousand years of architecture, from Anglo-Saxon churches in Wiltshire to modernist villas in Hampstead…. Read more

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