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A Horrible History of English Hymns

12 December 2015 9:00 am

Given that for much of English history the country’s main musical tradition was that connected with the church, it is…

Charles Moore’s Notes: cheap trickery in the Economist’s assisted dying campaign

28 November 2015 9:00 am

Because, it says, of its ‘liberal values and respect for human dignity’, the Economist has put out a film about…

Whole worlds are conjured up in a few strokes: Watercolour at the Fitzwilliam Museum reviewed

1 August 2015 9:00 am

I learnt to splash about in watercolour at my grandmother’s knee. Or rather, sitting beside her crouched over a pad…

How British universities spread misery around the world

25 July 2015 9:00 am

From Greece to Kenya, the worst economic ideas come from alumni of British universities

You realise how little you know of anybody when they die

31 January 2015 9:00 am

Whether or not you believe in the afterlife, death remains an impenetrable mystery. One moment a person is making jokes…

Maybe it’s a problem when all artists are like James Blunt. But it’s worse when Labour MPs are like Chris Bryant

24 January 2015 9:00 am

What should we do with James Blunt? This is what I have been asking myself. And I am not looking…

From ‘The Temptation of Eve’: detail of glass from Ely Cathedral designed by Pugin, 1858

Cambridge, showcase for modernism (and how costly it is to fix)

13 December 2014 9:00 am

The Pevsner architectural guides are around halfway through their revisions — though it is like the Forth Bridge, and soon…

Students - bunk off your sex classes and learn on the job

27 September 2014 9:00 am

Universities are forcing undergraduates to attend sex education classes. Poor students

‘Herring Fisher’s Goodbye’, 1928, by Christopher Wood

A fresh perspective on reassuringly familiar artists

3 May 2014 9:00 am

This exhibition examines a loosely knit community of artists and their interaction over a decade at the beginning of the…

Why don't we have statues of Michael Oakeshott?

12 April 2014 9:00 am

Who or what was Michael Oakeshott? How many of our fellow citizens — how many even of the readers of…

The splendour of the English carol

14 December 2013 9:00 am

Michael Henderson on the splendour of carols

Charles Moore's notes: While Justin Welby was finding God, I was eating baked beans

20 July 2013 9:00 am

Attending the funeral of Margaret Thatcher in April, the Health Secretary, Jeremy Hunt, was much impressed by the bit in…