social justice

Forget race or class, marriage is the big social divide

24 June 2021 3:28 am

The latest spark to ignite the culture wars is a report from the parliamentary education committee on the underachievement of…


Silence isn’t violence

22 July 2020 11:51 pm

In the evenings, when I want to relax, I watch a Russian named Max build a log cabin. Max is,…

What if Oxford PPE graduates on TV were made to wear pink conical hats?

27 June 2020 9:00 am

You can’t discuss racial inequality without using the N-word. And you can’t debate social justice without adding the C-word and…


The roots of riot

31 May 2020 1:11 am

That LEGO set or Louis Vuitton bag you’ve always wanted can be yours free if you just wait for the…

Why I’m standing by my old enemy Selina Todd

1 February 2020 9:00 am

Most people won’t have heard of Selina Todd. The only reason I had was because some years ago the BBC…

Cast off: how knitters turned nasty

28 September 2019 9:00 am

At first glance, Nathan Taylor might seem the very definition of a ‘right on’ hipster. He goes by the name…

The unending war against masculinity and men

12 January 2019 9:00 am

For the first time in its history, the American Psychological Association (APA) has issued guidelines for mental health professionals working…

The great awokening

5 January 2019 9:00 am

Is the social justice movement that’s sweeping British and American universities a secular religion? The core beliefs of the members…

I like the idea of meritocracy as much as my father hated it

3 November 2018 9:00 am

Last week I spoke at an event at Nottingham University to commemorate the 60th anniversary of The Rise of the…

Why marriage is increasingly for the royals – and the rich

2 December 2017 9:00 am

Whatever their views about the monarchy, most people will warm to the news of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s engagement.…

Muriel and Nellie: two radical Christians build Jerusalem in London’s East End

31 January 2015 9:00 am

This is the tale of Muriel Lester, once famous pacifist and social reformer, and Nellie Dowell, her invisible friend. Nellie…

Archbishop John Sentamu on why politicians are like men arguing at a urinal

17 January 2015 9:00 am

Archbishop John Sentamu is not scared to tell off politicians, across the spectrum

Welfare wars

11 January 2014 9:00 am

George Osborne is refreshingly uninterested in his public image, believing that he will be judged by the success (or otherwise)…