prejudice

The conspiracy against women’s football

2 July 2022 9:00 am

The moment before the fall of women’s football can be precisely dated. On Boxing Day 1920, Dick, Kerr Ladies FC…

Were the Ottoman Turks as European as they thought themselves?

20 November 2021 9:00 am

This is the best of times to be writing history, since so much of what has been taken for granted,…

Too plain or too pretty — are we still prejudiced against professional women?

7 March 2020 9:00 am

In Ladies Can’t Climb Ladders, the social historian Jane Robinson — whose previous books include histories of suffragettes and bluestockings…

The Empress Marie-Louise of Austria giving birth to the King of Rome in 1811

How apartheid poisoned the world

15 December 2018 9:00 am

Around 1970 I was labelled ‘Public Enemy No. 1’ by white South Africa’s newspapers for leading militant anti-apartheid protests which…

Life is tough at the bottom of the equality heap

18 November 2017 9:00 am

The incident I am about to recount I make no judgment about, other than that I believe it tells us…

Tales out of school

7 October 2017 9:00 am

In 1952, the five-year-old Michael Rosen and his brother were taken on holiday along the Thames by their communist parents.…

Tell Mama and the battle for the future of British Islam

7 March 2015 9:00 am

Is there a future for a moderate activist group fighting anti-Muslim prejudice?

The misguided bid to turn Alan Turing into an Asperger’s martyr

10 January 2015 9:00 am

When I first heard the story of Alan Turing in my late teens I made what must be quite a…

The soundtracked novel that won’t sit still

5 July 2014 9:00 am

The Emperor Waltz is long enough at 600 pages to be divided, in the old-fashioned way, into nine ‘books’. Each…

Rod Liddle reminds me of old women moaning on the bus

31 May 2014 9:00 am

Books by bellicose columnists with the initials R.L. are like buses — none comes along for ages, then two come…