David Butterfield

David Butterfield

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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