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Derek Chauvin found guilty of George Floyd’s murder

21 April 2021 9:17 am

Former police officer Derek Chauvin has been found guilty of the murder of George Floyd. Jurors deliberated for ten hours before…

Theatre's final taboo: fun

17 April 2021 9:00 am

The stage has become a pleasure-free zone in which snarling dramatists fight over their pet political causes, says Lloyd Evans

Now isn't the time to 'decolonise' the curriculum

7 April 2021 3:55 pm

Who will educate the educators, when the educators get things wrong? This week, one of Britain’s leading teaching unions passed a…

There's the kernel of a good show in this copycat Hamilton: Treason the Musical reviewed

20 March 2021 9:00 am

Copycat Hamiltons are everywhere. Lin-Manuel Miranda led the way by turning an unexamined corner of history into a smash-hit show.…

The campus Churchill delusion

27 February 2021 6:15 pm

Was Winston Churchill a racist? For students like me who attended Churchill College, Cambridge, it’s a question which barely even…

Is Black Lives Matter a voice for black Brits?

25 February 2021 1:55 am

Does Black Lives Matter speak for black Brits? The organisation’s objectives are certainly radical: it has professed public support for direct…

What 'Britain's wokest headteacher' gets wrong

23 February 2021 6:17 pm

Ah, a story for our times. And I think you know how it’s going to go. There was this junior…

Rhodes shouldn't fall but Clive had to go

24 January 2021 5:45 pm

Tearing down statues and renaming places is all the rage. But acting in this way isn’t always a mistake. Take…

Statue wars: what should we do with controversial monuments?

19 January 2021 2:03 am

Secretary of State for Communities Robert Jenrick’s pledge to protect monuments and statues from mob iconoclasm with new laws and…

A woke church is doomed to fail

27 December 2020 6:00 pm

My church attendance leaves something to be desired and I can’t cite Bible verses for every occasion. Yet for as…

A night of angry pipsqueaks: Young Vic's 50th birthday gala reviewed

10 October 2020 9:00 am

When Kwame Kwei-Armah took over the Young Vic he strapped a ‘Black Lives Matter’ sign over the front of the…

Covid marshals are killing theatre: The Shrine & Bed Among the Lentils reviewed

19 September 2020 9:00 am

Covid marshals have invaded theatreland. Arriving for a weekday matinee at the Bridge, I was greeted by stewards holding up…