Memory

Is forgetting a modern disease?

27 January 2018 9:00 am

If you were to ask me by the end of the week what I had written about in this column…

Paul Nuttall and the tricks memory plays on all of us

4 March 2017 9:00 am

Before you laugh at Paul Nuttall, consider your own mental myth-making

When gamekeepers went from my morning walk, so did the birdlife

20 August 2016 9:00 am

Losing game Sir: Matt Ridley is completely right (‘Don’t grouse about grouse’, 13 August). I am lucky enough to live…

I'm not sure I'd ever have passed my brain test

20 August 2016 9:00 am

In the four months since I had a brain haemorrhage I have had several tests to find out how my…

The memory gap: how technology took over the mind

13 August 2016 9:00 am

What happens when we outsource part of our brains to the internet?

Colin Thubron’s Night of Fire both disturbs and consoles

13 August 2016 9:00 am

Night of Fire is Colin Thubron’s first novel for 14 years. For most of us he is better known as…

Keith Moon’s wedding-night abseil and other marvellous false memories

27 February 2016 9:00 am

False memory disasters, from Keith Moon’s wedding-night abseil to Sophia Loren’s peanut addiction

The road to Lolita: why Nabokov’s literary talent finally blossomed in America

22 August 2015 9:00 am

Speak, Memory, Vladimir Nabokov’s nostalgic memoir, reflects on his life from the age of three to 41, taking us from…

The Greece I once knew is now just a myth

25 July 2015 9:00 am

I think back to my Greek childhood and longing for the once cosiest and most romantic of cities overwhelms me.…

Skunk has changed me. But art has changed me, too

7 March 2015 9:00 am

Two recent preoccupations have led me to the same reflection. The first is a Channel 4 programme on the effects…

Ogres, pixies, dragons, goblins... Kazuo Ishiguro’s first novel in ten years is a strange beast indeed

28 February 2015 9:00 am

If you’d been asked at the beginning of the year whose new novel would feature ogres, pixies and a she-dragon…

Jeremy Vine’s diary: Zipcars, hipster milk and the word that means I’m losing an argument

4 October 2014 9:00 am

Last Tuesday I tried to sign up to a new life. My wife and I argued, slightly. ‘I don’t think…

My ghosts of Athens; a shooting and a royal wedding

27 September 2014 9:00 am

Athens This grimy semi-Levantine ancient city has its beauty spots, with childhood memories indelibly attached. There is a turn-of-the-century apartment…

Teacher training’s war on science

15 March 2014 9:00 am

There’s an increasing amount of evidence about how we learn. But you won’t hear about it at teacher training college

Simon Callow’s notebook: What it’s like to lose at an awards ceremony

8 March 2014 9:00 am

It was one of those weeks. On Monday, I was in four countries: I woke up at crack of dawn…

Why I get my health advice from the Daily Mail

1 February 2014 9:00 am

When one is in one’s seventies, as I am, one begins to fear the horror of dementia and to carry…

Speak, Memory

4 June 2011 12:00 am

One day, the American journalist Joshua Foer is surfing the net, trying to find the answer to a specific question: who is the most intelligent person in the world? He can’t find a definitive answer.