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Anglo-Saxons deserve reparations for the Norman Conquest

13 July 2019 9:00 am

Anglo-Saxons deserve reparations for the Conquest

Why I've written my last Latin tattoo

25 March 2017 9:00 am

Cambridge classicist David Butterfield explains how he became a spellchecker for Latin tattoo enthusiasts

Why we need more universities

14 January 2017 9:00 am

In 1961, shortly after getting a job as a lecturer at Cambridge, my father had an idea. The faculty buildings,…

The problem with the internet is that it gives newspapers deniability

7 January 2017 9:00 am

‘My deep concern is that because of changed ways that news is now gathered, collated, packaged, delivered and displayed, the…

Universities’ most freakish, isolated minority: non-lefties

22 October 2016 9:00 am

A few columns ago, I told the mortifying story of how I totally died at the Oxford Union. Today I’m…

Sorry, but Opec won’t back up this oil-price rise

27 August 2016 9:00 am

How many Olympic medals did Opec win? The answer (though I’ll bet no one else has bothered to work this…

Joan Bakewell: on socks, fridge magnets, teddy bears and such stuff

13 February 2016 9:00 am

I don’t know if this counts as name-dropping, but I recently interviewed a boyhood friend of Elvis Presley’s in Tupelo,…

If you want an argument against state-school-only Oxbridge colleges, just look at me

29 November 2014 9:00 am

I read with some interest the proposal for Oxford and Cambridge to set up state-school-only colleges in the Guardian this…

Letters: Sir Peter Lampl replies to Charles Moore, and the memories of a wasteful GP

6 July 2013 9:00 am

Medical waste Sir: Susan Hill’s article (‘Patient, heal thyself’, 29 June) dealt only with the unnecessary visits to GPs for…

If Cambridge's debating girls can't stand the heat, they should stay out of Glasgow kitchens

9 March 2013 9:00 am

The fuss about ‘misogyny’ at Glasgow risks making a mockery of the whole concept of the university union debate