Volume 50 Issue 7 July 2000

Trials and Tribulations

Ludovic Kennedy tells how an early introduction to British law set him on a path devoted to campaigning for justice.

Riding High

Simon Craig discovers that drug abuse in professional sport goes back more than a hundred years.

Wine & Adulteration

Rod Phillips explains why, in spite of the reputation of old vintages, most wine consumed in the past would not have suited modern palates.

Portrait of Britain: AD 1400

Nigel Saul tells how, in spite of famines and visitations of the plague, conditions were better than ever before for those living in 1400.