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Learn at your leisure with the Idler Academy

Blog | By The Old Un | Jun 16, 2020

The Idler (Credit: Marcus Rowland)

The Idler magazine, edited by the Oldie’s Town Mouse columnist, Tom Hodgkinson, is a magazine about slowing down and enjoying life.
The Idler team also run the Idler Academy of Philosophy, Husbandry and Merriment, an online school offering over 55 courses in a wide array of subjects ranging from the history of London to psychotherapy and from ancient philosophy to sourdough bread baking and ukulele.
The course tutors are top experts in their field. They’re authors, TV people and radio pundits, like Mark Vernon, Matthew Green and Julia Samuel as well as the editor of the Oldie, Harry Mount.
Each course offers several video-based lessons, a quiz and a community forum.
Idler courses are priced at £42 each but when you become a Digital Academy subscriber, you can get the whole lot for just £69.95 a year – plus six issues of the Idler magazine in digital form, dozens of back issues, and the Idler’s audio channel.
And Oldie readers are being offered a further 20% discount. That’s a whole world of learning and fun for just £56.
To take up this offer, just call 01442 820580 or go to https://www.webscribe.co.uk/products/idler/196, and quote ‘OLDIELEARNER01’