What are Universities For?

The calls for Higher Education to switch focus to vocational training neglect the fact that academics in the arts and humanities have a responsibility for the moral formation of their students

Yes, Of Course I was Wired Weird’

Chris Woodhead interviews Geoffrey Hill, Oxford's new Professor of Poetry

New Poems

Exclusive poems from Oxford's new Professor of Poetry

Russia and Europe: The Dance Goes On

Nearly twenty years after the collapse of the Soviet Union, Russia remains markedly different to its Western neighbours. There are signs, however, that the values it aspires to are increasingly European

An autumn note

“For many, the end of this uneasy year cannot come quickly enough”

An ordinary killing

Ian Cobain’s book uses the killing of Millar McAllister to paint a meticulous portrait of the Troubles

Greater—not wiser

John Mullan elucidates the genius of Charles Dickens