The Idler Symposium Series: Seminar 2

Tom Hodgkinson|Tuesday 1st October

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Romantic rebel: Oscar Wilde reclining

Join Idler editor Tom Hodgkinson for a seminar on a radical approach to everyday life.

Seminar 2 – Idling: The Second Thousand Years

Tom discusses the two major historical blows to idling: the Reformation and the Industrial Revolution. He praises the romantic rebels from Isaak Walton to Blake to Oscar Wilde to Johnny Rotten to John Lennon.

This Idler Symposium takes place at The Zetter Townhouse in Clerkenwell. Each seminar will consist of a 50 minute talk followed by 30 minutes Q&A. Tickets include a glass of wine.

Cost: £15 for one seminar / £12 concessions / £60 for six seminars

To book the full Symposium Series, click here.



About the Speaker

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.



Tuesday 1 October


7pm – 9pm

Talk Starts





£15 for one seminar | £12 concessions | £60 for six seminars


Glass of wine, Idler Academy exercise book


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