Lincoln Allison

Ray of light for cricket’s lengthening shadows

A top-class domestic competition on free-to-air TV could rescue a fragmented sport marginalised by a series of disastrous decisions

The lost Eden of academia

‘It wasn’t difficult to persuade my son that academic life had lost its attractions’

A Europhile Brexiteer takes the Grand Tour

A journey through Europe was an opportunity to gauge reactions to the referendum

Now Or Never

"Fascinating and highly attractive possibilities open up post-Brexit if we stop panicking and use a bit of imagination."

Same Difference

Both Donald Trump and Jeremy Corbyn are hostile to the establishment and oppose centrist politics — but the similarities between these apparent opposites go much deeper than that

Thoughts in Flanders Fields

"What should one make intellectually of the emotional contemplation of life on the Western Front? What is there to learn?"

Heaven and Hell in Campania

Despite the beauty of Southern Italy, a book studying the Camorra shows it is a place of contradictions

The Irish Free Variable

A trip through Ireland in the sixties showed a country full of contradictions - which still blight the landscape today

Playing With The Devil

When should sporting events be boycotted?

Pareto Humanity

The 19th-century Italian's musings on political and economics hold surprising insights into what it is to be human

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"