The Idler Academy 

 of Philosophy, Husbandry and Merriment 

Recently added Live Courses

CLASS: Handwriting Improvement Clinic

17 May | Hand writing

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… Read more

COURSE: Ukulele for Beginners

13 Apr - 8 Jun | Music

Danny Wootton’s ever popular Ukulele for Beginners course is back and will cover basic chords, strumming and music theory. Our ukulele courses are enormous fun and very satisfying…. Read more

Recently added Online Courses

Recently added Events & Talks

Medieval Supper Club

15 Jul | Supper Club

JOIN us for a medieval feast with readings from Boccaccio’s bawdy collection of tales,… Read more

CLASS: Festival Fabulous Crafting

5 May - 23 Jun | Arts & Crafts

A series of fabulous evenings where you will make friends, upgrade your crafting skills and come away with gorgeous embellishments for a summer of gardens and festivals…. Read more


Explore All Academy