obituary

What’s your favourite Robin Williams one-liner?

12 August 2014 10:49

Mr S was saddened to hear of the death of Robin Williams — a man who contributed to the gaiety…

Ian Fleming, James Bond and The Spectator

12 August 2014 10:30

It’s 50 years since the death of Ian Fleming and The Spectator has always taken James Bond seriously. The writer…

Norman Geras: Rest in peace, comrade

18 October 2013 9:19

I was shocked this morning to log on to Twitter and learn that Norman Geras had died. I can think…

A Little Something: remembering Seamus Heaney

2 September 2013 16:59

‘So.’ So begins Seamus Heaney’s translation of ‘Beowulf’. I know it didn’t come easy to him. The morning after he…

Kenneth Minogue RIP

1 July 2013 10:07

The weekend brought the sad news of the death of Kenneth Minogue. Intellectually and physically active to the last, he…