A Drink With Dominic West

On Thursday evening 23rd April actor Dominic West will be in conversation live with Tom Hodgkinson. 

Every Thursday, the Idler is hosting an online get together. Idler editor Tom Hodgkinson and philosopher Mark Vernon share helpful wisdom from ancient philosophy. This week’s special guest is actor Dominic West who will be in conversation with Tom about being idle in a lockdown. Your host will be Victoria Hull. The discussion will be followed by a live Q&A.

It’s free.

Dominic West

Dominic West is an award-winning English actor, musician and director. Acclaimed star of The Wire, his other television credits include Appropriate Adult, for which he won a BAFTA award, and The Affair, which garnered him a Golden Globe nomination.

Mark Vernon

Dr Mark Vernon is a psychotherapist, a writer, broadcaster and teacher. His most recent books include – The Idler Guide To Ancient Philosophy (Idler Books), Love: All That Matters (Hodder). He broadcasts on the BBC and can often be head on Moral Maze. He began his professional life as a priest in the Church of England.

Tom Hodgkinson

Tom is editor of the Idler and author of the best-selling manuals, How to be Idle and How to be Free. Other books include a book on smallholding called Brave Old World, a book on parenting, the Ukulele Handbook and, most recently, a manual for creative entrepreneurs, Business for Bohemians.

Date: Thursday 23rd April 2020

Time: 6pm-7pm

Location: Online via Zoom link

Cost: Free or donation if you wish

How to join: Register here


“Really enjoyed the community feel and feeling connected to people, especially at the moment.”

“A Drink with the Idler was one of the most enjoyable online events we have attended (and we’ve been to a few lately).  Mark and Tom’s philosophy discussion was both entertaining and informative, and for some reason, I just found it very comforting to see you all live, albeit virtually.”