Digital Academy

  • Unlimited access to 60+ Idler Academy courses
  • Six issues of digital edition of magazine
  • Idler audio channel
  • Unlimited access to back issues and web archive
  • Free entry to online “drinks”

£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 can enjoy over 60 online courses in our three subject areas of philosophy, husbandry and merriment. You’ll also get free entry to our Thursday evening “Drink with” online event (standard tickets are £5). Previous guests include Stewart Lee, Sally Phillips, Ruby Wax and Adam Buxton.

And you’ll enjoy full access to our blog Idle Thoughts, plus our audio and video channel, and the digital issue and our ever-expanding 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?

To buy a Digital Academy membership as a gift, click here.