Critique

Two rival concepts of liberty have their roots in medieval canon law and Anglo-Saxon England

The economist knew the survival of civilisation rested on belief but couldn’t make the leap of faith

Did Gordon Brown’s aide receive moral formation at Peterhouse, Cambridge? If not, why not?

A plan to sell four Shakespeare Folios revealed a widespread underappreciation of rare books

John Eliot Gardiner’s new portrait is the culmination of a lifetime’s devotion to the great composer

The neuroscience of human nature now treats mind and body as a single integrated entity

Marxist art historians cherish his Cubism, but he later became a true artist, not just a modernist

That materialists and ministers struggle to justify morality shows there is still a place for Christianity in intellectual and public life

In philosophical circles, it was once heresy to challenge Darwinian reductionism. That is now changing

Bill and Shirley Letwin kept open house for open minds from Chicago to Cambridge and Hampstead