Extravagant plans for a greener country will provide cold comfort for ordinary people

Far too many young people are woefully ignorant of the splendour and meaning of our rich ecclesiastical architecture

On the outsize influence of small magazines

A wildly funny and slyly subversive comic genius who deftly skewered the mores of Victorian England

Cash crisis in the arts — what’s new?

Landowners are reviled as enemies of the environment by the Jacobins of the green movement but these Poundland Robespierres are simply blinded by prejudice

Where do the acts too big for pubs but too small for arenas play?

How did four ornery lads rearing up from the post-war English underclass become national treasures?

Columnist Steve Sailer’s views on genetics and IQ have placed him beyond the pale for bien pensant reviewers

Study of the Western canon is often reduced to a politicised debate: power and patronage versus individual genius. The truth is far more complex

Classical music has been tarnished with the dread word “elitism”

The story of Burton and Gielgud’s famed Broadway production of Hamlet has been turned into a West End play

The world runs on cold national self interest, not cultural capital