The Spectator

Perfect blend of print, digital and podcasts take The Spectator’s sales to a new record

15 August 2019 12:00

Sales figures for the UK magazine industry are out today, and we’re delighted to announce that The Spectator’s sales rose 9pc…

The Spectator, the oldest magazine in the world, to launch US edition

14 August 2019 19:58

The Spectator, which has published weekly out of London since 1828, will launch a US edition this fall. Spectator USA has had a successful…

When Fleabag was a play everyone slagged it off – except The Spectator

10 April 2019 14:36

Over the past six weeks something odd has happened. Head to the culture pages of any newspaper and you can’t…

1711 and all that: the untold story of The Spectator

1 March 2019 20:44

The first edition of the first Spectator was published 308 years ago today. I recently found a copy in a…

The Spectator’s sales are booming. Find out why

14 January 2019 20:28

It’s been a busy weekend for subscriptions at The Spectator and already it’s our best January since our records began…

Sales of The Spectator: second half of 2017

15 February 2018 12:00

The magazine industry releases annual circulation figures today and the results for The Spectator are historic in two ways. First:…

The Spectator’s 48-year-old intern shows why it’s time to dispense with CVs

10 September 2017 12:31

We at The Spectator don’t ask for CVs when recruiting interns so we had no idea that our last one…

Sales of The Spectator: first half of 2017

10 August 2017 12:00

The UK magazine industry figures have just been published, and The Spectator has an extraordinary set of results to report.…

Persistent buggers: how The Spectator fought to decriminalise homosexuality

27 July 2017 8:45

Fifty years ago today, on 27 July 1967, the Sexual Offences Act received royal assent, at last decriminalising male homosexuality…

The interns were the real stars of the Spectator summer party

14 July 2017 20:41

It was The Spectator’s summer party last night, the high point of Westminster’s social calendar. We had the Prime Minister,…

The Spectator summer party, in pictures

13 July 2017 22:38

After David Lidington complained about ‘warm prosecco’ fuelling Tory leadership plotting, the Cabinet stepped things up a gear on Thursday…

Why The Spectator is the world’s oldest weekly magazine

24 June 2017 15:48

Founded in 1828, The Spectator has been proud to describe itself as ‘the oldest continuously-published weekly in the English language’. But this…

An MP as editor? It’s been done before – at The Spectator

17 March 2017 15:17

What on earth does George Osborne know about journalism? How can someone with no journalistic experience go straight in as…

RIP Luis Dominguez, the man who invented the Speccie luncheon

8 March 2017 15:43

Luis Dominguez was born in the UK to the family of an Argentine diplomat and spent most of his childhood…

Sales of The Spectator: second half of 2016

9 February 2017 12:01

UK print sales up 10pc in a year – fastest of any UK magazine or newspaper UK newsstand sales up…

Yes, the Spectator’s writers disagree. That’s why they’re Spectator writers

5 February 2017 20:02

Matthew Parris’s article about the madness of the Brexiteers has caused much interest on social media, as did Alex Massie’s…

The Spectator at the Conservative party conference

30 September 2016 16:51

Theresa May might have realised her goal of stepping into Number 10, but the path ahead will not be easy. Her…

Conrad Black joins The Spectator’s Trump vs Clinton debate

25 August 2016 17:22

A subscription to The Spectator buys you more than just full access to the world’s greatest magazine. It also means…

The Spectator’s accidental all-women cover

25 August 2016 13:58

Just before The Spectator went to press yesterday, my colleague Emily Hill pointed out that I’d just taken away the…

Sales of The Spectator: first half of 2016

11 August 2016 13:59

The UK magazine industry publishes its circulation figures today, and there is good news for The Spectator: the highest sales…