Victorian Values

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

Antechamber Of Modernity

The conjunction of barbarism and civilisation

Elegy For Gray

The respected philosopher is a false friend of the West

Carpe Vinum

Horace, the great poet of wine

Beards Need Not Apply

The overlooked female contemporaries of Aristotle and Cicero

Objectively Illuminating

A new collection of Bernard Williams’s essays and reviews serves as a reminder of the academic’s restless intelligence

Locke Wears Another Hat

The taciturn John Locke's unexpected love of Château Haut-Brion

Philosophy and Prostate Cancer

Is the knowledge of cancer worse than the cancer itself?

Underrated: C.S. Lewis

Celebrating a convert to Christianity whose thinking was bold and writing imaginative

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"