Bob Geldof

Remembering Tim Hoare – a man like no other

14 September 2019 9:00 am

He was a Falstaff in his drinking and in his celebration of life, but his greatness lay in his friendships.…

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Standing on the Acropolis brings out the Greek in me

10 August 2019 9:00 am

Athens I am struggling up the slippery marble steps of the Acropolis with the Geldofs and the Bismarcks. We gaze…

Words of wisdom, and plenty of them, from the Irishman who saved Africa

Chatting to Bob Geldof about Boris and Brexit

3 August 2019 9:00 am

Coronis   We are steaming on Puritan towards the private isle of Coronis for a long Pugs weekend and the…

Warhol’s obscene legacy

23 September 2017 9:00 am

As everyone who stands up when a lady enters the room knows, the once sacrosanct rules of civility throughout the…

BBC4’s Bob Geldof on WB Yeats was one of the best literary documentaries I’ve seen

9 April 2016 9:00 am

In recent years there’s been a fashion for arts documentaries presented by celebs rather than boring old experts — presumably…

Rybolovlev with the Picassos

Hurrah! Demi Moore is Pugs club’s new Mistress of Chamber

3 October 2015 9:00 am

If cheating is the cancer of sport, losing has to be its halitosis. I stunk out the joint in Amsterdam…

Spectator letters: All Things Bright and Beautiful, oligarchs and school fees, and Songs of Praise

6 December 2014 9:00 am

Times past Sir: ‘Imagine,’ says Hugo Rifkind in his excellent piece on the power of Google (29 November), ‘that there was…

Spectator letters: A history of Stepford Students; Brendan Behan and Joan Littlewood; and the Army’s tour of Pakistan

29 November 2014 9:00 am

Silencing students Sir: The Stepford Students (22 November) are nothing new. The NUS-inspired ‘No Platform’ policy has been used to…

Actually, Bob, they do know it’s Christmas (we checked)

22 November 2014 9:00 am

Yeah, Bob, they know The answer to the rhetorical question posed by the Band Aid single, ‘Do they know it’s…

Coming soon: my engagement to Kristin Scott Thomas

21 June 2014 9:00 am

As everyone who has ever joined a club knows, Pugs is the world’s most exclusive one, its members ranging from…

The death of three young people I knew

26 April 2014 9:00 am

New York The poet was right: April is the cruellest month. We at The Spectator lost Clarissa Tan, my good…

The Spectator’s Notes: In defence of Maria Miller

12 April 2014 9:00 am

Maria Miller’s forced resignation is a disgrace. No iniquity was proved against her. Over her expenses, I suspect her motive…