Sink or Swim

Snobs, bores and triumphs at the Royal Society of Arts.

Summer Reading List

Eight historians share the books they’ve enjoyed this year and reveal what’s on their ‘to-read’ pile. 

Class Dismissed

Entering the ivory tower to investigate the ‘class’ in ‘Classics’.

Sweet Dreams

Utopian ideas from an era that looked to the future with optimism.

The Cost of Cleanliness

A history of the clean body is also a history of societal expectation, technological innovation, class, privacy and spare time.