How the Romans taught Latin (N.M. Gwynne would not approve)

13 December 2014 9:00 am

Barely a week passes without someone complaining about the teaching of English or foreign languages, usually because it involves too…

A learned poet's mystifying mistakes

15 February 2014 9:00 am

I enjoy Poetry Please, but was shouting mildly at the wireless the other day when a northern woman poet was…

Sorry, A.A. Gill, but good English really does matter

11 May 2013 9:00 am

Last week saw the launch of the Bad Grammar Awards, an annual contest in which prizes are handed out for…

Not going forward

23 October 2010 12:00 am

This is a brave book, quixotic even.