Features

How can antipathy focus the mind in international relations?

New Lord Chamberlains are policing the stage with puritan zeal

The chance introduction that led to some extraordinary evenings with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra

My formative years and future
tastes in all things were formed by
1950s and 1960s television,

A not-so-fond farewell to the “sophomoric male”, the man-child purveyor of infantile humour

Our values today are of consumerism and instant gratification, inherited from our Victorian forebears

An expensive evacuation of the Palace of Westminster has now fallen out of favour

Science needn’t be difficult and dull, but we must inspire people with its wonders

Woefully out of touch and with falling congregations, the Church of England faces a crisis of leadership and theology

Long live the golden age of British television, when great actors imbued classic roles with risky, multifaceted complexity