John Stein

Get Hooked On Oily Fish — Or Else

Omega 3s may be overhyped by some of their supporters, but they are vital to our health and wellbeing

Desperately Needing Susan

The Royal Institution has made a huge mistake by sacking its media-friendly director

Upwardly Immobile

The best way to give working-class children a better chance in life is to offer education vouchers

Fatal Attraction of Tasty Food

Human bodies are simply not built to consume the unhealthy diet we eat nowadays

Our Reading’s Bad – But Not That Bad

Literacy teaching has undergone massive changes, but more are needed in the modern world

Science and Sentimentalism

By blocking the construction of the new Oxford ­laboratories, ­animal-rights activists are ­harming the university, the public and the animals themselves

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"