Tristram Hunt

Tristram Hunt's diary: where to find hope at Labour conference

24 September 2016 9:00 am

‘Are you here to seek political asylum?’ asked a clever young student after my lecture at the National University of…

Labour must stop feeling repulsed by the idea of Englishness

21 May 2016 9:00 am

My party needs to stop being scared of patriotism

Tristram Hunt’s Diary: Jeremy Corbyn’s ‘revenge reshuffle’ has distracted attention from several Tory disasters

16 January 2016 9:00 am

Whatever you do, don’t allow your six-year-old to be caught short at Crewkerne station. With the rain pouring and the…

Tristram Hunt’s diary: The rainy glories of Devon – and a cold political climate

5 September 2015 9:00 am

‘Devon, Devon, Devon/ Where it rains six days out of seven.’ Nothing beats a British seaside holiday. And north Devon…

Friedrich Engels and Karl Marx with Jenny, Eleanor and Laura Marx, 1864

Caught between Marx and a monster

5 July 2014 9:00 am

‘Curious to see Mrs Aveling addressing the enormous crowd, curious to see the eyes of the women fixed upon her…

Tristram Hunt's diary: Why has Gove allowed a school that makes women wear the hijab?

19 October 2013 9:00 am

ONE OF THE MINOR sociological treats of being appointed shadow education secretary is a frontbench view of David Cameron’s crimson…

How Eastleigh will show Labour is working

23 February 2013 9:00 am

Labour is serious about winning in the south

This old House

29 December 2012 9:00 am

India’s parliament may be about to move out of its rickety old building. Can anyone imagine ours doing that?

Gove’s paradox

21 April 2012 4:00 pm

The Education Secretary’s free schools agenda is at odds with his populist rhetoric about history teaching

Wedgwood Museum: At risk

18 December 2010 12:00 am

We are fairly certain that the late Robert Maxwell never met the even later Josiah Wedgwood, but Cap’n Bob’s nefarious legacy is now being keenly felt by Wedgwood’s descendants.


2 June 2010 12:00 am

Tristram Hunt opens his diary

Eat, drink and be communist

15 April 2009 12:00 am

In a time of recession, Tristram Hunt celebrates the inspiration of Friedrich Engels, who saw no contradiction between socialist beliefs and aristocratic pleasures