“Jeremy Corbyn urges an extraordinary level of care over the analysis of chemical weapons suspected of being used by Russia or Syria, but is always first to denounce Israeli military action”

The modern obsession with “being yourself” has led to attention-seeking charlatanry

A visit to Ely Cathedral perfectly encapsulates the history of England and her architecture.

RW “Bill” Johnson’s memoir of the college is a rattling good read

The world’s most famous ruin has been getting a facelift

The genocidal ghouls of Isis are tearing down a precious piece of our civilisation. This is the price we pay for not standing up to barbarism

The post-war rehabilitation of Hitler’s architect was utterly undeserved

The Capuchin friar single-handedly returned a medieval church in Italy’s Appenine mountains to its former glory

How the New York Public Library weathered a near-death experience

The UK should solve the Greek crisis by offering to buy the rest of the Parthenon