David Butterfield

Fighting back against the fake Age of Unreason

Keyboard warriors taking offence on behalf of others led not only to Sir Roger Scruton’s sacking but to Jordan Peterson’s exile from Cambridge

How the Ancients can help the Moderns

Against all the odds, the study of Classics is increasing in popularity — and for very good reasons

Britain’s obsession with Latin verse still lingers

‘Like a strict dress code, or refined form of dance, the myriad rules of ancient versification prove to be liberating’

Rural bliss

Although nature is not built for man, the pleasures it affords are instinctive and infinite. The beauty of the natural world transcends that of any urban space

Rediscovering a Roman Thought

Lucretius’s poem On the Nature of Things was written in 50 BC, yet remains as startling as ever

Bouncing Back

Squash is a diverse sport with global appeal, but hopes for its inclusion in the next Olympics have been dashed

Rediscovering The Point Of Language

Seventy years after Orwell’s “Politics and the English Language”, plain speaking now means avoiding not only jargon but pointless brevity

Bibliophiles Beware: Online Prices Are A Lottery

The internet bookselling market appears to be based on nothing more than whim

Underrated: Abroad

The ravenous longing for the infinite possibilities of “otherwhere”

The king of cakes

"Yuletide revels were designed to see you through the dark days — and how dark they seem today"