Christopher Booker

Della Francesca’s ‘Resurrection’

The mathematical revolution behind ‘the greatest picture in the world’

19 April 2014 9:00 am

The Indian inspiration with which Piero della Francesca created ‘the greatest picture in the world’


Revealed: how green ideology turned a deluge into a flood

15 February 2014 9:00 am

The ideology that created an unnatural disaster


How the first world war inspired the EU

8 February 2014 9:00 am

To understand the real meaning of the EU, you must grasp that it originated in the first world war, rather than the second

Labour Beat

Profumo. Chatterley. The Beatles. 1963 was the year old England died

23 November 2013 9:00 am

If you’re looking for the year when the old England died, this was it

Study Suggests San Bushmen May Be Oldest Population On Earth

An Appetite for Wonder, by Richard Dawkins - review

21 September 2013 9:00 am

It is peculiarly apt that the author of this autobiography should be the man who coined that now fashionable term…

human beehive edit

E.O. Wilson has a new explanation for consciousness, art & religion. Is it credible?

7 September 2013 9:00 am

His publishers describe this ‘ground-breaking book on evolution’ by ‘the most celebrated living heir to Darwin’ as ‘the summa work…

Dragon of Rumour, from 29 March 1963

Timothy Birdsall - the greatest cartoonist you’ve never heard of

8 June 2013 9:00 am

A brilliant cartoonist’s all-too-brief flowering

The frozen town of Leiden in the Netherlands c.1665 by Anthony Beerstraten

Global Crisis, by Geoffrey Parker - review

1 June 2013 9:00 am

Just before I was sent this huge tour de force of a book to review, I happened to be reading…

'The Age of Global Warming', by Rupert Darwall - review

13 April 2013 9:00 am

We scarcely need our fifth freezing winter in a row to remind us of the probability that future generations may…


Somerset Notebook

10 November 2012 9:00 am

When we looked out of the window last Sunday morning to see thick snow blotting out the Mendip hills above…


25 August 2012 6:00 am

When in 2009 I published a book called The Real Global Warming Disaster it provoked contrasting responses from two members…


Butterfly effects

23 June 2012 6:00 am

How global-warming enthusiasts misread nature

Rings of steel

21 April 2012 5:00 pm

No one does Olympic bombast like a totalitarian dictatorship, as I discovered in Moscow

Debate denied

10 December 2011 3:00 pm

Dissent on global warming has been shut down from the start


Private Eye’s private life

15 October 2011 5:00 pm

The first editor of the magazine turns a quizzical eye on 50 years of a ‘national institution’


Scientists in hiding

18 September 2010 12:00 am

Academics who dare to question the scientific establishment’s consensus on Darwinism or global warming increasingly find themselves ostracised and demonised

Poisoned spring

6 May 2009 12:00 am

Say Goodbye to the Cuckoo, by Michael McCarthy
Wings and Rings: A History of Bird Migration Studies in Europe, by Richard Vaughan

Mind over matter

28 January 2009 12:00 am

Why Us?, by James Le Fanu


Beware the politician posing as a scientist

5 March 2008 12:00 am

Christopher Booker squares up to Sir David King, the former Chief Scientist, whose knowledge of chemistry does little to underpin his crusading rhetoric as a green campaigner

No better way to turn 70 than in the Darjeeling hills

30 January 2008 12:00 am

Christopher Booker launches his eighth decade in India with a spot of street cricket, a return to his mother’s birthplace and a salute to a country reclaiming its historical pre-eminence

Killer peak

2 November 2002 12:00 am

Christopher Booker recalls how he celebrated his 65th birthday by tackling Africa's highest mountain