Digital Academy

  • Unlimited access to 75+ 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

January Sale: Use code JAN24 at checkout for half price offer

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 70 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 £7.50). 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?

Click HERE to buy a non-renewing Digital Academy membership for one-year (note: this subscription is not included in the January Sale)

Click HERE to buy a Digital Academy membership as a gift (note: gift subscriptions are not included in the January Sale)