Slow down. Have fun. Live well.
We are more than just a magazine. We are a community of curious, enquiring individuals who are looking for fun and fulfilment. Our online course programme offers classes and courses in our three subject areas of philosophy, husbandry and merriment. With us, you can learn about Socrates and the history of London, take a meditation course, discover the latest science on psychedelics, and get to grips with psychoanalysis, Jane Austen or the ukulele.
A subscription to suit everyone
With the Idler, you can go digital or analogue. Some people love a print magazine; others prefer reading on their device. We have four subscription levels to suit all lifestyles. Print subscribers get a free tote.
Libertas per cultum
Our Latin motto means “freedom through education” We believe that fulfilment and pleasure come from learning and laughter. That’s why we encourage everyone to slow down, have fun and live well.
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Dwight Garner, New York Times
“Better than drugs”
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“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”
“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”