Students

My charter of fundamental rights

16 November 2019 9:00 am

I was chatting to a young medical student, a very bright chap from West Africa, who was nonetheless perplexed by…

My encounter with the self-righteous cry-bullies of Cambridge

30 June 2018 9:00 am

There’s a Tracey Ullman comedy sketch about the extreme and ugly form of political correctness afflicting the youth. It’s set…

High life

26 August 2017 9:00 am

When the Germans smuggled arguably the world’s most evil man into Russia 100 years ago, they did not imagine the…

Generation Snowflake: how we train our kids to be censorious cry-babies

4 June 2016 9:00 am

Another week, another spate of barmy campus bans and ‘safe space’ shenanigans by a new breed of hyper–sensitive censorious youth.…

There were no safe spaces at the dawn of democracy

19 March 2016 9:00 am

Brilliant Oxford undergraduates argue that it is right to prevent us saying things they object to, because speech they do…

Dull hipsters in broad daylight – why I’m done with today’s dance music

19 March 2016 9:00 am

At 19, I dropped out of university to pursue a career as a rave promoter. I went into business with…

My Brighton’s gone all Brideshead

16 January 2016 9:00 am

My adopted hometown of Brighton and Hove has always had a somewhat well-to-do image, it’s fair to say. Though we…

Twenty things I will ban when I am elected your Dictator For Life in 2016

12 December 2015 9:00 am

  Things I am going to ban when, by popular acclaim, I am elected your Dictator For Life in 2016.…

Why 'safe' is Dot Wordsworth's word of the year

12 December 2015 9:00 am

‘Makes me feel sick,’ said my husband, referring not to the third mince pie of the morning (in Advent, supposedly…

Barometer

10 October 2015 9:00 am

The death of Diesel The Volkswagen scandal has brought into question the future of the diesel engine. A century ago…

Warning! Can seriously damage your health

The contagious madness of the new PC

29 August 2015 9:00 am

It’s becoming pretty clear, as the year rolls on, that some of our brightest youngsters have gone round the bend.…

For me and an increasing number of young people, each abortion is a death

8 August 2015 9:00 am

In November 2013, the campaign group Abortion Rights announced their first-ever student conference. It was, they explained, in response to…

Dear Mary: How can I stop friends calling without warning?

18 April 2015 9:00 am

Q. I have moved from London to the centre of a historic market town, now becoming famous as a foodie…

Why tomorrow’s parents won’t want their children to go to university

24 January 2015 9:00 am

Could the current generation of parents be the first ones who won’t want their children to go to university? Until…

The war on frat culture

24 January 2015 9:00 am

 New York It’s a new semester and a new start at the University of Virginia. Thomas Jefferson, the university’s founder,…

Warning: these books could seriously damage your health

3 January 2015 9:00 am

Welcome to 2015, the year that speaking and writing freely had to stop. Anything that might cause trauma to anyone…

Left-handed people are stupid (and everyone who worries about immigration is a bigot)

6 December 2014 9:00 am

Thoroughly cheering news emerged this week that left-handed people are likely to earn between 10 and 12 per cent less…

Free speech is so last century. Today’s students want the ‘right to be comfortable’

22 November 2014 9:00 am

Don’t be a Stepford student — subscribe to The Spectator’s print and digital bundle for just £22 for 22 weeks.  Have…

Ancient Rome’s fraudulent foreign students

15 February 2014 9:00 am

Foreign students getting on to courses under false pretences, overstaying their welcome and so on are nothing new. Ask the Romans.…

Why we should fear the new housing bubble

17 August 2013 9:00 am

It’s senseless to ask how things are going to end, because things as a general rule don’t. They rumble on,…