The Idler Academy
of Philosophy, Husbandry and Merriment
The Idler Choir is seriously good fun.
Learn the ancient art of papercutting with a festive twist in this fun workshop with Poppy Chancellor.
All it takes to learn to stuff your own animals is a little basic knowledge and a creative imagination. Today you will go home with your own stuffed mole. Think Wind in the Willows.
Do you feel your handwriting needs improving? Would you like to write beautifully, more legibly or neater at speed? This practical course will give you the tools you need.
A seven day retreat to Umbria with Idler editor Tom Hodgkinson, craft designer Ros Badger, and Idler Academy director Victoria Hull
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 live at the Three Kings in Clerkenwell.
Recently Added Courses
4 Oct - 15 Nov | Event
Danny Wootton brings in high achieving musicians to play with you and inspire you throughout the course and you will learn how to play as part of a band. This is much more than just learning the ukulele. Come and be part of the Idler ukulele club!… Read more
13 Jun - 20 Jun | Business
A new masterclass to help us become better leaders, whether leading change or leading a team. Leadership expert David Butter provides tools, tips and practical advice…. Read more
4 Oct - 18 Oct | Event
Danny Wootton’s ever popular Ukulele for Beginners course is back, now featuring Prof Tom Fyfe on drums and singer songwriter Charlotte Anne Clark (ARK). Idler ukulele courses are enormous fun, satisfying and include an end of term performance to which all friends and family are invited…. Read more