National Trust

Why is the National Trust trying to downplay its established purpose?

28 April 2018 9:00 am

Hilary McGrady, the new director-general of the National Trust, sent me (and no doubt other journalists) a nice email hoping…

Greater European integration will do great harm to all Europeans

30 September 2017 9:00 am

You can see why Theresa May said in Florence that the British wished the European Union well in its plans…

The National Trust is compromised by its own success

8 April 2017 9:00 am

Cadbury and the National Trust stand accused of taking the Easter out of Easter eggs. The Trust’s ‘Easter Egg Trail’…

If there’s a problem in the Vatican, it’s not Pope Francis

18 March 2017 9:00 am

Pope Francis’s mission Sir: Despite Damian Thompson’s intimations (‘The plot against the Pope’, 11 March), Pope Francis is going nowhere…

How the National Trust is spoiling its treasures

11 March 2017 9:00 am

How the National Trust is spoiling its treasures

1917: Saving the English village

4 March 2017 9:00 am

From ‘Sir Thomas Acland’s example’, The Spectator, 3 March 1917: In 1912 we discussed the idea — a favourite dream…

Why has the National Trust turned against Lake District hill farmers?

15 October 2016 9:00 am

Why has the National Trust turned against hill farmers?

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…

The café by St Michael’s Mount dissolves my cynicism

20 August 2016 9:00 am

The Sail Loft is under a castle on a mountain on an island in the sea; for that, I could…

Cliveden is now a museum of snobbery

9 July 2016 9:00 am

Cliveden is a good review for a divided country and I have waited, not too long, for it to feel…

Why sound beats image when it comes to memory

27 June 2015 9:00 am

It’s often not visual images that stimulate memory but a smell, a taste, the sound of pebbles crashing on to…

Cornelia Parker’s War Room at the Whitworth, Manchester

What are modern museums really for?

30 May 2015 9:00 am

Do we really need museums in the age of Wikipedia and Google? William Cook thinks we do but his children don’t agree

The National Trust is spoiling beautiful places in the name of people who’ll never visit them

15 November 2014 9:00 am

Why do we ruin beautiful places to make them appeal to those who’ll never visit anyway?

Who are you calling a blob, Owen Paterson?

9 August 2014 9:00 am

Owen Paterson shouldn’t hold green activists responsible for his sacking. The culprit was David Cameron

Spectator letters: America as a genetic experiment, and a gypsy reply to Rod Liddle

24 May 2014 9:00 am

The American experiment Sir: One can test Nicholas Wade’s hypothesis that social and political life is genetically determined (‘The genome…

Spectator letters: America as a genetic experiment, and a gypsy reply to Rod Liddle

24 May 2014 9:00 am

An independent policy Sir: James Curran’s review of my book Dangerous Allies (‘Radical nationalist’, 17 May) showed a significant and…

‘The Nicky of today has become a high-concept gardener’

Folly de Grandeur, by Nicky Haslam- review

18 May 2013 9:00 am

Nicky Haslam is one of our best interior designers, a charmed and charming agent of style, a tastemaker for the…

The Spectator’s Notes

23 March 2013 9:00 am

There is supposed to be a Leveson Part II, although everyone has forgotten about it. As well as telling him…