Camilla Swift

Camilla Swift is Supplements Editor at The Spectator.

Stetson-clad Phil Heard leads riders on the moor

The best way to explore Dartmoor? On horseback

28 November 2015 9:00 am

I’ll willingly admit that the moors of south-west England are not my natural territory. Mention the word ‘Dartmoor’ and my…

Brown mare and foal on white background

Dreaming of bringing your favourite pet back to life? Soon it could be reality

14 November 2015 9:00 am

The super-rich are already bringing beloved dogs and horses back to life. Soon the rest of us will be able to do it too

Because I’m worth it: an art deco emerald and diamond necklace sold for over £300,000 at Christie’s in 2007

Investing in jewellery can bring sparkling returns

14 November 2015 9:00 am

Well-chosen jewellery can be highly rewarding

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The making of our nation

7 November 2015 9:00 am

For many years, manufacturing was the lifeblood of Britain. But since the 1960s its share of both GDP and employment…

Combining practical work with academic study can kick-start a rewarding career without student debt

A degree of experience: what apprenticeships offer our brightest young people

7 November 2015 9:00 am

Four high-flying apprentices tell Camilla Swift how they had to defy school pressure pushing them towards university


Thinking inside the box

19 September 2015 9:00 am

Organising storage in the holidays can be a nightmare for international students. It needn’t be writes Camilla Swift

The changing worlds of education

19 September 2015 9:00 am

From the editor Camilla Swift

What happens when they’ve climbed the ladder?

The lessons of exam results season (and what to do about them)

29 August 2015 9:00 am

Every year without fail, as the trees start thinking about losing their leaves, the papers are full of the same…

First he brought limp salad, and now it’s drizzling

The pitfalls of picnics (and how to avoid them)

4 July 2015 9:00 am

Strange, isn’t it, that despite having such famously terrible weather, we Brits are so fond of a picnic. It’s something…

Wine with a view at London's Oxo Tower

Why we need no longer fear a prosecco shortage

13 June 2015 9:00 am

English vineyards could provide the solution to the summer’s prosecco drought


The crash was good news for the City's women

23 May 2015 9:00 am

The City is a better workplace for women than it was before the crash


Ten years after the ban, why are there still hunt saboteurs?

14 March 2015 9:00 am

Ten years after the ban, why are there still hunt saboteurs?

Save for a home I’ll never afford? I’d rather go shopping

Why twentysomethings don't save

7 March 2015 9:00 am

Why twentysomethings see no point in trying to save

Beauty and exhilaration: hunting in Norfolk

The sheer joy of hunting

17 January 2015 9:00 am

This time three years ago, I hadn’t jumped a single thing for almost ten years. This season, I am happily…

That’ll do nicely — but today’s black cards carry more kudos

Titanium and diamond studs: the loopy world of high-end credit cards

8 November 2014 9:00 am

Upgrading from plastic to titanium can transform your lifestyle — at a price

A police horse guards Buckingham Palace, 1937

The lost horses of London

4 October 2014 9:00 am

The days when horses and humans lived cheek by jowl in the capital are unarguably over. Brewers’ drays have disappeared,…


Sloane Rangers vs Arabs – the battle for Chelsea

12 July 2014 9:00 am

In Knightsbridge and Chelsea, tension simmers between Sloanes and super-rich Arabs


Seeing London afresh, one bridge at a time

5 July 2014 9:00 am

Bridges aren’t necessarily something you think of as being beautiful, particularly if you consider them primarily as the means to…


Norman Thelwell: much more than a one-trick pony

24 May 2014 9:00 am

‘The natural aids to horsemanship are the hands, the legs, the body and the voice.’ But a Thelwell pony sometimes…


Exploring the world of Jean Paul Gaultier

26 April 2014 9:00 am

‘London,’ says Jean Paul Gaultier, ‘was my vitamin. I love the freedom of London…The energy, the character, all the people…


Behind the scenes at Spitting Image

8 March 2014 9:00 am

If Margaret Thatcher is remembered by many more as a caricature than as her actual self, then blame Spitting Image.…


Blackfish and the scandal of caged killer whales

30 November 2013 9:00 am

If you were in a bathtub for 25 years, don’t you think you’d get a little bit psychotic? Well, yes,…

An incredible amount of off-piste: Val d’Isère

Going off-piste in Val D'Isere

12 October 2013 9:00 am

First things first. Yes, Val d’Isère does have a reputation for being expensive — and it is, especially if you’re…

Proper walking country: the Cairngorms

Notes on….Walking in the Scottish Highlands

17 August 2013 9:00 am

The simplest and best way to get straight to the heart of the Highlands from London is by sleeper. Board…


Mountain High

1 December 2012 10:41 am

Take it from a Norwegian: there’s still nowhere like Switzerland for skiing