Biography

G.E. Street built or restored 113 churches for the Oxford diocese alone

His disturbing debut, The Wasp Factory, is being reissued this year

The Ancient Greek orator, philanderer, drunk, traitor and hero would have felt at home in modern politics

Radio 3 maintains its course towards self-destruction

He made the tea, he forged the autographs, and only once did he run out of plectrums

Flawed narratives should not distort historical memory of the planning for the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II

In their lives we find fiercely opposed poles of a culture that has profoundly shaped our world

The striking thing about Sir Stanley’s Shakespeare is how unsexy he is

On Ridley Scott’s Napoleon and the challenge of biopics

Few things are more tedious than books moralising about the deficiencies of yesteryear