Whales

It’s hard to preserve the primacy of head over heart while watching this doc about refugees

4 November 2017 9:00 am

Anybody who wants to maintain a strong and untroubled stance against mass migration to Europe should probably avoid BBC2’s Exodus:…

Hope, the blue whale, replaces Dippy, the diplodocus, in the Natural History Museum’s Hintze Hall

The newly refurbished Natural History Museum is glorious

12 August 2017 9:00 am

Sometimes, it pays to rediscover what’s already under your nose. I’ve been umpteen times to the Natural History Museum but…

With the all-encompassing model of Moby-Dick behind him, Hoare presents us with a vast and billowing medley of marinaria

Whales, waves and ancient mariners make for a vast, billowing sea medley

29 July 2017 9:00 am

‘The sea defines us, connects us, separates us,’ Philip Hoare has written. His prize-winning Leviathan, then a collection of essays…

Eat whales - not insects - if you want to save the planet

17 June 2017 9:00 am

After school last Wednesday, I watched my five-year-old daughter pop a dead cricket on to her tongue and proclaim it:…

Meat and morality: the case for eating whale

3 September 2016 9:00 am

 Toftir, Faroe Islands Almost twenty years ago I founded a heavy metal band called Týr. Our songs, with titles such…

How humanity learned to love whales (and what they taught us in return)

13 February 2016 9:00 am

How humanity learned to love them – and what we learned about ourselves in the process

Henry Worsley and the annals of heroic British failure

30 January 2016 9:00 am

So near and yet so far Henry Worsley died in a Chilean hospital of peritonitis after being airlifted from Antartica,…

A whale of a time in the Faroes

2 January 2016 9:00 am

The Faroes are a wonderful place to visit, discovers Camilla Swift

Listen: the gaffe from Nicola Sturgeon that everyone missed

11 July 2015 9:00 am

It’s not surprising that politicians have such an on-off relationship with the broadcast media. One slip. One casual comment. One…

Mark Amory's diary: Confessions of a literary editor

20 September 2014 9:00 am

Until recently I used to claim that I had been literary editor of The Spectator for over 25 years; now…

Why we should let Faroe islanders hunt whales

1 February 2014 9:00 am

Marine charities should stop obsessing about a few Faroe islanders and go after the real villains