Last Wednesday, 24 June, Pugs held a luncheon in honour of our first member to depart… Read more

When I founded the American Conservative 13 years ago — the purpose being to shine a… Read more

There’s nothing to add to Martin Vander Weyer’s item about Hellas of two weeks ago in… Read more

Ninety-two readers (thank you!) sent accounts of their worst debacles on drink or drugs. I printed… Read more

Before delivering his sermon, the vicar said we must offer one another the sign of peace.… Read more

On Sunday morning, I was kicking a football in the back garden with my grandson. I… Read more

Why won’t the middle classes shout at their dogs any more? My suspicion is that the… Read more

Aren’t the police getting younger nowadays — and ruder, and scruffier and more intolerant of middle-class… Read more

The doctor eyed me suspiciously as I walked into her consulting room. ‘Ye-es?’ she said, nervously,… Read more

Laikipia, Kenya   Out cross-country running on the farm in Kenya recently, I came face-to-face with… Read more

   Nairobi Trout were first introduced into Kenya’s highland streams in 1905. Men like Ewart Grogan,… Read more

 Laikipia When I was a boy in Devon we had an orchard. On a string of… Read more

It is nearly two years since the police were granted new powers to fine motorists for… Read more

My friend Alan Rusbridger has just given up editing the Guardian after a distinguished 20-year reign… Read more

It’s June, and the country-house summer opera festivals are now in full swing. Glyndebourne, which opened… Read more