Nichi Hodgson

Parfit Gentil Geeks

Chivalry as a code of manners isn't dead; rather, its Christian credentials perished centuries ago

Backing the Habit: Life as a Nun Today

English convent life has slipped out of sight. But women in holy orders still have a crucial role in an increasingly secular society

Star-crossed Purposes

Book review of The Origins of Political Order: From Prehuman Times to the French Revolution by Francis Fukuyama

ONLINE ONLY: Dust Busting Today’s Gender Myths

On the centenary of International Women's Day, feminist attitudes to gender roles and the pay gap need reevaluating

Girl Power

The Fawcett Society's review has an unrealistic and unhelpful take on female disadvantage

ONLINE Only: The Empress’s New Clothes

Does 'Fashion Maketh Woman'? Nichi Hodgson, having attended the Intelligence Squared debate, has her doubts

Is the North Grim?

The press unfairly portrays the North as a lost land of poverty, crime and social tensions

London and the Fornicating ’50s

Capital Affairs: The Making of Permissive Society by Frank Mort

Oxford Literary Festival — Day Two

Online only: Commentary from the final day of the Oxford Literary Festival

Oxford Literary Festival — Day One

Online only: Commentary from the opening day of the Oxford Literary Festival

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"