Mary wakefield

Gentrification is far from our biggest problem

30 September 2017 9:00 am

The late afternoon sun fell on the anomalous pine trees of Gillett Square, London N16, and on the wooden decking…

Just how clever are ravens? I asked at the Tower of London

22 October 2016 9:00 am

On Tower Hill, by the east wall of Beauchamp Tower where Robert Dudley was imprisoned for a year, a raven…

Spectator letters: Mental health and assisted dying

5 September 2015 9:00 am

Suicide and assisted dying Sir: As a mental health practitioner, I am grateful to Douglas Murray (‘Death watch’, 29 August)…

Spectator letters: Oxfam’s Ebola appeal; what Cumberbatch should have said; and why Prince Charles is right and wrong

7 February 2015 9:00 am

In defence of Oxfam Sir: Mary Wakefield rightly praises Médecins sans Frontières but makes many misinformed claims about Oxfam and…

Spectator letters: In defence of the GMC and Ukip members, and how Rachmaninov spelled Rachmaninov

25 October 2014 9:00 am

Health check Sir: I have to take issue on (at least) three counts with Dr Vernon Coleman and his absurd…

Spectator letters: Ken Loach defended, and the music of Pepys

7 June 2014 9:00 am

We need religion Sir: Roger Scruton (‘Sacred hunger’, 31 May) describes a reason, dare I say a ‘purpose’, for religion in…

Egyptian Notebook

1 January 2011 12:00 am

The adventures of a wrecked ship can be pieced together from entries in its log book.

Director’s cut

16 October 2010 12:00 am

On the eve of the spending review, Mary Wakefield talks to Neil MacGregor about why the government should continue to support the British Museum