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Tom Brown’s School Days, illustrated by Solomon van Abbe

The brutish education system that’s quintessentially British

17 June 2017 9:00 am

I used to worry that I would never be a good writer because my childhood wasn’t interesting enough. I now…

In most state schools, cricket is a dead ball game

23 January 2016 9:00 am

The England team may be riding high, but state schools have all but abandoned cricket

The Spectator's Notes: Quangos - a world of perfect hypocrisy

8 February 2014 9:00 am

The accusation that the Tories have been installing their people in public appointments should evoke only a hollow laugh. They…

Visions of boyhood

26 February 2011 12:00 am

Among the many photographs in this comprehensive history is one of a master in a clerical collar.