23 July 2009
Next time I travel to Israel, I'm going to wear a dark wool suit, however hot it is. Israeli airport security, it turns...
Education
16 April 2009
Ever since I came across the term “the Establishment”, I’ve struggled to see what it means. Henry Fairlie (1924-90),...
Politics
26 February 2009
She appeared as if from nowhere - no flashing lights, no sirens - accompanied by her moustachioed private detective,...
Politics
29 January 2009
The man in the white gloves doesn't have his lunch in the King's Arms in Oxford any more. Sixteen years ago, he'd be in...
Culture
16 October 2008
Nowadays, a Norman Foster building in Hong Kong looks just like a Norman Foster building in Canary Wharf - neither...
Books
20 March 2000
With spring in the air and summer on its heels, it cannot be long before the return of that useful conversation oiler...
Politics
04 October 1999
If you happen to be in Oxford at the moment and find yourself strolling down the High Street, you might catch a group...