Gold

The Trip is unmissable TV – shame so many of us will miss it now it’s on Sky Atlantic

8 April 2017 9:00 am

Sky Atlantic — available only to Sky customers — has the cunning/infuriating policy of broadcasting the kind of programmes most…

Gold coins: a ticket to escape from wherever you are in the world

Shopping for gold is easy... you can take it away in a bag if you like

4 March 2017 9:00 am

Margareta Pagano says gold is easy to buy these days... and it’s a hedge against whatever Trump does next

Could we win back Gordon Brown’s gold at the Olympics?

27 August 2016 9:00 am

Golden years How many Olympic events would Team GB have to win before we could earn back the gold reserves…

Astonishing splashes of colour: historiated initial from a gradual, Entry into Jerusalem (c.1410–20), by Cristoforo Cortese

From purple goats to monkeys bottoms – the joy of medieval manuscripts

30 July 2016 9:00 am

From purple goats to monkeys’ bottoms, Laura Freeman on the delights of medieval manuscripts

Brexit leaves optimists clinging to the life raft of cliché

2 July 2016 9:00 am

My column calling Brexit campaigners ‘hooligans’ and ending ‘Reader, I voted Remain’, caused quite a stir — coinciding as it…

Sneer of cold command: Velázquez’s portrait of the Count-Duke of Olivares, Philip IV’s ‘Ozymandias-like vizier’ (detail)

Spain’s golden age — with a silver lining

18 July 2015 9:00 am

As every schoolboy knows, ‘the empire on which the sun never set’ was British, and ‘blue-blooded’ was a phrase applied…

I miss the days when French rugby was great. Thierry Dusautoir must, too

7 March 2015 9:00 am

It used to be such a treat of a winter weekend, sitting down to watch France against Wales in Paris…

The bull market is five years old. Does that mean it’s nearly over?

22 March 2014 9:00 am

In London and New York, share prices have risen for five years running. So is it time to sell?

Martin Vander Weyer: Bad news for pawnbrokers. Is that good news for the rest of us?

12 October 2013 9:00 am

While attention has focused on the sudden ubiquity and alleged iniquity of payday lenders, boom and impending bust has infected…

Investment special: The case for gold

4 May 2013 9:00 am

Despite recent falls, the case for holding gold remains persuasive

Going for gold

15 January 2011 12:00 am

There’s gold out there. The search for lost masterpieces beguiles many a theatrical impresario but with it comes the danger that the thrill of the chase may convert a spirit of honest exploration into an obtuse reverence for the quarry.