Stonehenge

My night of nostalgia with Boris and co.

30 October 2021 9:00 am

Rishi Sunak had a pre-game Twix and a Sprite to prepare for this week’s impressive Budget. I used to have…

Prehistoric footprints in Norfolk set us wondering

31 July 2021 9:00 am

During the first lockdown last year, taking my lockdown puppy for our Boris-sanctioned daily walks, I discovered a love of…

Why Stonehenge doesn’t have to go the same way as Liverpool

28 July 2021 6:30 pm

It has not been a good month for the United Kingdom’s internationally important heritage sites. Stonehenge is teetering on the…

George Osborne: Why I’m going into banking

27 February 2021 9:00 am

Spring in Somerset — again. If someone had told me last February that I’d spend seven of the next 12…

The Green Man on a roof boss in Norwich cathedral

The Green Man's journey from Nazi to sweetcorn salesman

12 March 2016 9:00 am

The other day I visited a psychic medium in Croydon, south-east London. Mavis Grimstick (not quite her real name) boasted…

The birth of the plastic bag (blame Sweden)

12 September 2015 9:00 am

Old bags The government announced details of a compulsory 5p charge for single-use plastic bags in shops. Plastic bags have…

John Aubrey and his circle: those magnificent men and their flying machines

14 March 2015 9:00 am

John Aubrey investigated everything from the workings of the brain, the causation of winds and the origins of Stonehenge to…

‘Water-meadows near Salisbury’, 1829/30, by John Constable

Curator-driven ambitions mar this Constable show at the V&A

4 October 2014 9:00 am

The V&A has an unparalleled collection of hundreds of works by John Constable (1776–1837), but hardly anyone seems to know…

How many positions are there in the Kamasutra?

16 November 2013 9:00 am

Numbers, as every mathematician knows, do odd things. But they’re never odder than in the human context. Ever since we…