Camilla Swift

Camilla Swift is Supplements Editor at The Spectator.

Pay it forward: Sir Philip Green donated the kiss from Kate Moss that he bought for £60,000 to Jemima Khan

How Jeremy Corbyn kept down the bids at this year’s big Tory fundraiser

21 May 2016 9:00 am

Charity auctions are a fun way to part the well-off from spare cash

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A fizzy new sponsor for the world of three-day eventing

31 March 2016 10:26 am

Pol Roger have a long history of sponsoring exciting, and sometimes somewhat eccentric events – from real tennis to horse…

On parade: the marching band from Christ’s Hospital School at the Lord Mayor’s Show

Portraits of four notable schools

12 March 2016 9:00 am

Snapshots of four of notable schools, by Camilla Swift

Rebuilding phase: shipping-container shopping in Christchurch

Aftershocks and polo ponies in Christchurch, New Zealand

12 March 2016 9:00 am

On my first night in Christchurch, I woke at 3.32 a.m. to what felt like an explosion. My bed was…

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Blackboard jungle

12 March 2016 9:00 am

The world of education is a complex one. There are so many options – public schools, academies, state schools; single-sex…

Volatile proposition: bitcoin has plunged from its 2013 peak

Is bitcoin a safe haven against mainstream money mayhem?

5 March 2016 9:00 am

The digital currency has a cult following — but is it a safe haven against mainstream money mayhem?

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Why we need no longer fear a prosecco shortage

15 February 2016 5:14 pm

English vineyards could provide the solution to the summer’s prosecco drought

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A whale of a time in the Faroes

2 January 2016 9:00 am

The Faroes are a wonderful place to visit, discovers Camilla Swift

Stetson-clad Phil Heard leads riders on the moor

The best way to explore Dartmoor? On horseback

28 November 2015 9:00 am

I’ll willingly admit that the moors of south-west England are not my natural territory. Mention the word ‘Dartmoor’ and my…

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Dreaming of bringing your favourite pet back to life? Soon it could be reality

14 November 2015 9:00 am

The super-rich are already bringing beloved dogs and horses back to life. Soon the rest of us will be able to do it too

Because I’m worth it: an art deco emerald and diamond necklace sold for over £300,000 at Christie’s in 2007

Investing in jewellery can bring sparkling returns

14 November 2015 9:00 am

Well-chosen jewellery can be highly rewarding

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The making of our nation

7 November 2015 9:00 am

For many years, manufacturing was the lifeblood of Britain. But since the 1960s its share of both GDP and employment…

Combining practical work with academic study can kick-start a rewarding career without student debt

A degree of experience: what apprenticeships offer our brightest young people

7 November 2015 9:00 am

Four high-flying apprentices tell Camilla Swift how they had to defy school pressure pushing them towards university

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Thinking inside the box

19 September 2015 9:00 am

Organising storage in the holidays can be a nightmare for international students. It needn’t be writes Camilla Swift

The changing worlds of education

19 September 2015 9:00 am

From the editor Camilla Swift

What happens when they’ve climbed the ladder?

The lessons of exam results season (and what to do about them)

29 August 2015 9:00 am

Every year without fail, as the trees start thinking about losing their leaves, the papers are full of the same…

First he brought limp salad, and now it’s drizzling

The pitfalls of picnics (and how to avoid them)

4 July 2015 9:00 am

Strange, isn’t it, that despite having such famously terrible weather, we Brits are so fond of a picnic. It’s something…

Wine with a view at London's Oxo Tower

Why we need no longer fear a prosecco shortage

13 June 2015 9:00 am

English vineyards could provide the solution to the summer’s prosecco drought

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The crash was good news for the City's women

23 May 2015 9:00 am

The City is a better workplace for women than it was before the crash

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Ten years after the ban, why are there still hunt saboteurs?

14 March 2015 9:00 am

Ten years after the ban, why are there still hunt saboteurs?

Save for a home I’ll never afford? I’d rather go shopping

Why twentysomethings don't save

7 March 2015 9:00 am

Why twentysomethings see no point in trying to save

Beauty and exhilaration: hunting in Norfolk

The sheer joy of hunting

17 January 2015 9:00 am

This time three years ago, I hadn’t jumped a single thing for almost ten years. This season, I am happily…

That’ll do nicely — but today’s black cards carry more kudos

Titanium and diamond studs: the loopy world of high-end credit cards

8 November 2014 9:00 am

Upgrading from plastic to titanium can transform your lifestyle — at a price

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The lost horses of London

4 October 2014 9:00 am

The days when horses and humans lived cheek by jowl in the capital are unarguably over. Brewers’ drays have disappeared,…

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Sloane Rangers vs Arabs – the battle for Chelsea

12 July 2014 9:00 am

In Knightsbridge and Chelsea, tension simmers between Sloanes and super-rich Arabs