oak apple day

Bring back Oak Apple Day

A 17th-century holiday to mark the restoration of the monarchy might no longer be widely celebrated, but it should be, urges Geoff Heath-Taylor.

true face of shakespeare

Shakespeare: Apollo reborn

Could the Fourth Man be Dioscorides or Apollo and not Shakespeare? Edward Wilson, Emeritus Fellow of Worcester College, Oxford, thinks strong evidence points to the playwright.


Review: Onegin

Country Life's dance critic considers two new productions of Onegin.