Digital Academy


Unlimited access to 75+ Idler Academy courses

Six issues of digital edition of magazine

Idler audio and video channels

Unlimited access to back issues and web archive

Free entry to online “drinks” events


£69.95 a year


The Idler is the magazine for people who want to slow down, have fun and live well, edited by writer Tom Hodgkinson.

As a member of the Idler Academy you will enjoy over 75 online courses in our three subject areas of philosophy, husbandry and merriment. You’ll also get free entry to Thursday evening “Drink with the Idler” online events (standard tickets are £7.50). Previous guests include Stewart Lee, Sally Phillips, Ruby Wax and Adam Buxton.

You’ll enjoy full access to “Idle Thoughts” articles, Idler audio and video channels, the digital issue of the Idler magazine, and our back issue archive.

Join fans such as Dominic West who says, “the Idler offers me the chance to learn about everything that really matters and a respite for what we are told really matters – like working hard for your boss” and Emma Thompson who says “the Idler is better than drugs”.

Sally Phillips comments, “The absurd, apparently useless or bizarre concerns of the magazine – Latin, ukuleles, handwriting – have over the years given me a deep joy bordering on the religious” while contributor Michael Palin reckons, “the Idler’s appeal and relevance seem to increase by the day.”

At a time when many of us are reassessing our priorities in life, what better time than to treat yourself to a digital membership to the Idler Academy?


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