Mary Wakefield

Mary Wakefield is commissioning editor of The Spectator.

What’s in a name?

25 November 2023 9:00 am

Are smartphones making us care less about humanity?

11 November 2023 9:00 am

Generation Z were the first to grow up attached to smartphones. They spent their adolescence bathed in screen-light and now…

I regret not having more children

14 October 2023 9:00 am

Life doesn’t always work out perfectly. You can make the wrong decisions. You can leave things too late. I wish,…

Mexico’s progressive hell

16 September 2023 9:00 am

Every morning I check to see if Rodrigo Iván Cortés has published the ‘apology’ that the court in Mexico has…

The insane craze for dog ice-cream

19 August 2023 9:00 am

During the few hot days we had in June, I came across my first tub of dog ice-cream nestled among…

You don’t need to ‘Queer’ the Mary Rose

9 August 2023 5:57 pm

I have an idea for the Mary Rose museum in Portsmouth. My idea is for a Mary Rose Ultimate Experience…

The dangerous cult of ‘toxic parents’

5 August 2023 9:00 am

Complaining about ‘toxic parents’ has been a viral hit on TikTok with videos on the topic racking up several billion…

When is a train strike not a train strike?

22 July 2023 9:00 am

The first LNER train I booked on Sunday from Durham to London was cancelled due to ‘action short of a…

The narcissism of Gavin Newsom

8 July 2023 9:00 am

Back in the late 1990s, when I lived in Dallas, Texas, I became fascinated by television evangelists. They were hucksters…

Why I hate drones

24 June 2023 9:00 am

I have a plan for my old age. Now that we all might live for a century or so, feeling…

The kids aren’t ‘trans’ – they just don’t want to grow up

10 June 2023 9:00 am

If we rule out the notion that people have ‘gendered souls’ at odds with their biological sex – and we…

Dr Jean Twenge: Gen Z aren’t OK

3 June 2023 9:00 am

Dr Jean Twenge on why teenagers are so unhappy

I know how AI will bring us down

27 May 2023 9:00 am

On the smooth marble concourse by the exit doors at Heathrow Airport I met my first cleaning robot. It was…

Here’s why the NHS is broken

29 April 2023 9:00 am

I was having tea with my neighbour in her second-floor flat when a man, a stranger, appeared in the room.…

Lessons in parenting – from the French

15 April 2023 9:00 am

I am actively contributing to the decline of the West and to the collapse of our civilisation. I realised this…

Beware the AI voice thieves

1 April 2023 9:00 am

After years of blissful indifference, finally I’m scared of AI. I’ve been complacent, slept soundly beside my husband as he…

Is your child a cake?

4 March 2023 9:00 am

It was announced last week that another gender has been added to the list: nominalgender. Most news sites reported this…

I know where the Met police are going wrong

4 February 2023 9:00 am

I have a puzzle for the Metropolitan police – a mystery that only they can solve. Why, if the Met…

Don’t medicalise tomboys

18 January 2023 10:00 pm

When the mist lifts and we can see clearly the carnage caused by the trans madness, and we blink and…