The Idler Guide To
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Descartes Masterclass
The Idler Academy, London

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Jung Masterclass
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21st November
Philosophy as Therapy
The School of Life, London

13th December
Day of Family Constellations
St Giles' Centre, Camberwell



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Talks on ancient and modern philosophy available now at the Idler Academy.

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Mark Vernon is a psychotherapist, writer and teacher. He’s written books on friendship, love, wellbeing, belief, spirituality, science and the philosophy of the everyday.

His articles and reviews on religious, philosophical and ethical themes have appeared in many newspapers and magazines. He also regularly contributes to radio programmes and discussions, notably on the BBC.

He has degrees in physics, theology and a PhD in philosophy, takes part in debates and festivals, also teaching at The Idler Academy and The School of Life in London.

Mark works as a psychodynamic psychotherapist in his London private practice, as well as at the Maudsley Hospital. For more information please click here.