Matthew Green at Idler Academy

Historian Matthew Green will be talking to Idler editor, Tom Hodgkinson, about ghost towns, vanished villages and his new book, Shadowlands.

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Location
Online
Date
24.03.2022
Time
6:00 pm
About the Event

Historian Matthew Green will be talking to Idler editor, Tom Hodgkinson, about ghost towns, vanished villages and his new book, Shadowlands.

Matthew will take you on a journey through the lost cities of Britain, from an Orkney settlement buried under the sand nearly 5000 years ago to a medieval city plunged off a Suffolk cliff.

Your host will be Idler Academy director Victoria Hull.

There will be philosophical insight from Dr Mark Vernon and the discussion will be followed by a live Q&A.

A Drink with the Idler is free for Idler magazine and Academy subscribers.

This is an online event and the meeting will be left open at the end so audience members can carry on chatting about what they’ve heard during the event.

About the speakers

Dr Matthew Green is a historian, writer and broadcaster with a doctorate from Oxford University. He has appeared in documentaries on the BBC, ITV and Channel 5, and has written for the Guardian and Financial Times. He is the founder of Unreal City Audio, which produces immersive tours of London. He also teaches the Idler Academy course on the history of London. His first book was London: A Travel Guide Through Time.

Tom Hodgkinson 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 parenting, the Ukulele Handbook and a manual for creative entrepreneurs, Business for Bohemians.

Dr Mark Vernon is a psychotherapist, writer, broadcaster and teacher. He presents several Idler Academy online courses. He has a PhD in philosophy, and degrees in theology and physics. His most recent books include The Idler Guide To Ancient Philosophy (Idler Books), Love: All That Matters (Hodder) and Jung: How To Believe (Guardian Shorts) – and he has books on friendship, belief and the good life too. Mark can often be heard on Moral Maze. He began his professional life as a priest in the Church of England.

Image credit – Hayley Benoit