The Idler Academy

The Idler Academy of Philosophy, Husbandry and Merriment is back with a characteristically varied programme, teaching you bread baking, dancing, philosophy, ukulele and a lot more.

“The Idler is all about helping people to lead more fulfilled lives,” says Academy Director Victoria Hull. “And as well as running the best school ever, we’ll be selling books and cut-price subscriptions to the Idler magazine and giving away free tote bags for your books.”

Truly, education is the new rock ’n’ roll. Come and join us for a class.

“The Idler Academy is better than drugs” – Emma Thompson

Simon Farnaby

Paul Mason

Idle beekeeping

Tim Lott

Jonathan Coe

Joanna Neary

Mark Vernon: What Our Ancestors Knew

Louisa Young – Agony Aunt

Walking Therapy with Jonathan Hoban

Johnny Martin: Accounting for Bohemians 

Sandy Burnett

Frisbee Tree Golf with Ben Moor

Bella Figura with Kamin Mohammadi

Ukulele Lessons with Danny Wootton

The Mudflappers

Harmonica Lessons with Ed Hopwood

Jonathan Rée

William Sieghart

Josh Cohen

Wild Signs and Star Paths with Tristan Gooley


Stephanie Theobald

Women on the Frontline of Music: Amy Raphael & Will Hogkinson

Zing Tsjeng

Dr Matthew Green