Rose George

Violence overshadowed my Yorkshire childhood

29 July 2023 9:00 am

Catherine Taylor describes her anxiety growing up in Sheffield against an ‘uneasy backdrop’ of picketing miners, the Hillsborough disaster and a serial killer on the loose

The scandal of rubbish disposal worldwide

15 July 2023 9:00 am

Food and fashion are the chief culprits, with too much organic waste going to landfill, and 10-15 per cent of new clothing routinely incinerated as ‘deadstock’

A modern witch-hunt

4 March 2023 9:00 am

For centuries, elderly women have been scorned as crones, hags and scolds – but it’s not only men who are belittling them now, says Victoria Smith

An old Encyclopaedia Britannica is a work to cherish

3 September 2022 9:00 am

The encyclopaedias of the past were volumes to be savoured – even if they often contained unsavoury views, says Rose George

When kissing in public carried a death sentence

9 February 2019 9:00 am

I once threw Tony Parker’s Lighthouse across the fo’c’sle of a ship at sea when I read that his characters…

Roman mosaic from the Villa of the Nile, Leptis Magna, Libya (2nd century AD)

Holy mackerel! Civilisation begins with fishing

18 November 2017 9:00 am

Fish. Slippery, mysterious creatures. They are mysterious because of where they live, in vast waters, and because they elude the…

The dreadful (and unnatural) toll of freediving

30 January 2016 9:00 am

In principle, freediving is simple and perilous: divers take one breath, then dive as deep as they can, with no…

Griffith in 1961, at the height of his powers

A portrait of a gay boxer

3 October 2015 9:00 am

I don’t like boxing. If I ever get into a boxing ring, I’ll be in the corner with the governor…


The toughest, smartest, strangest creatures ever to evolve are nearing the end of their continental shelf life

23 May 2015 9:00 am

The rich, strange, finely balanced ecosystems of the oceans — on which our lives depend — are profoundly threatened, says Rose George