Answers to Spot the Shakespeare Play

1. Romeo and Juliet 2. Much Ado About Nothing 3. All’s Well That Ends Well 4. Hamlet 5. Twelfth Night 6. A Comedy of Errors 7. The Winter’s Tale 8. Coriolanus 9. Measure for Measure 10. As You Like It 11. A Midsummer Night’s Dream 12. Timon of Athens

2023 Christmas quiz – the answers

Fairly odd 1. Lilt 2. For driving at 25mph in a 20mph zone 3. India 4. President Joe Biden 5. Boris and Carrie Johnson 6. Pakistan 7. The Seychelles 8. Chief Mangosuthu Buthelezi 9. Chocolate 10. The Graf Spee, scuttled in 1939 You don’t say 1. Boris Johnson 2. Donald Trump, on appearing in court

Answers to Spot the Book Title 2022

1. Captain Corelli’s Mandolin 2. Scoop 3. The Thirty-Nine Steps 4. Moll Flanders 5. The Girl on the Train 6. Go Set a Watchman 7. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest 8. Under the Volcano 9. Dead Souls 10. The Catcher in the Rye 11. Go Tell the Bees That I Am Gone 12. Love

2022 Christmas quiz – the answers

Verbals 1. Boris Johnson, on resigning as leader of the Conservative party 2. Liz Truss, on being elected leader of the Conservative party 3. King Charles, greeting Liz Truss for her first audience as prime minister with him 4. Sue Gray in her report on ‘Alleged gatherings on government premises during Covid restrictions’ 5. President

Sovereign combat air capability

We’ve all witnessed significant change in the past few years with the pandemic, climate crisis and the strained world economy impacting everyone’s lives. The war in Ukraine is having a devastating human cost, and has reminded us all of the importance of strong defence and security in the face of Russian aggression. The Royal Air

Innovators brighten the future

We’re delighted to announce that The Spectator Economic Innovator of the Year Awards 2022 are open for entries. It’s a pleasure to welcome our new sponsor: Investec, the internationally connected banking, wealth and investment group. With its extensive UK regional network, Investec is known for the support it offers entrepreneurs across its range of high-quality

Answers to Spot the Book Title 2021

1. Nicholas Nickleby by Charles Dickens 2. The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame 3. The Golden Bowl by Henry James 4. The Pursuit of Love by Nancy Mitford 5. From Here to Eternity by James Jones 6. I, Claudius by Robert Graves 7. The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway 8. Frankenstein by

Twelve questions for Christmas – answers

1. Anish Giri 2. Nona Gaprindashvili 3. Jamie Njoku-Goodwin 4. Alireza Firouzja 5. Magnus Carlsen–Hikaru Nakamura 6. 2 Qf4+! gxf4 3 Rb7+ Kc8 4 Rc7+ Kd8 5 Rd7+ etc with a draw. The rook is immune due to stalemate. 7. Abhimanyu Mishra 8. Ian Nepomniachtchi 9. Garry Kasparov 10. Trafalgar Square, London 11. Yuri Averbakh

2021 Christmas quiz – the answers

Rather odd Mars Michael Jordan Tower Bridge Moscow’s Lightning Winston Churchill Russia Jenners Sri Lanka El Salvador Don’t quote me Angela Rayner, the Labour deputy leader, commenting on the Conservatives The Queen, in a video message to COP26 Piers Morgan, on Good Morning Britain Boris Johnson, on lifting coronavirus restrictions Dominic Cummings, of Boris Johnson

Electric vehicles: the smarter route

The move to electric vehicles (EVs) is already helping the UK reduce its usage of fossil fuels, while also driving down the cost of mobility and improving air quality. But even as growing numbers of people switch to EVs, their benefits cannot be taken for granted. Research estimates that the mass take-up of EVs could