Iris Murdoch, The Virtuoso Of Virtue

The letters of the great writer reveal affairs with both sexes but also an intense intellectual and spiritual life

Britain’s Apologists For Child Abuse

Even after the exposure of the true extent of sexual offences against children, influential academics continue to argue for ‘paedophile rights’

Lift The Fee Cap And Set Universities Free

British higher education could be the best in the world if the Tories follow the US model of private autonomy, not Europe’s statist model

Snakes In The Grass

‘Trigger warnings are not merely tools for censoring febrile material for the few, but a complaint about the dominance of Western thought'

Victorian Values

A "Metaphysical" dining society sets an example for today's academics

Elegy For Gray

The respected philosopher is a false friend of the West

From Gibbon To Pocock

The Decline and Fall author has a worthy successor

Remembering Sir Martin

Britain's most significant Holocaust historian, and Churchill's biographer

Brown v. Oxford

Is the ex-Chancellor's memory playing tricks on him?

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"