Tristram Hunt


Tristram Hunt’s diary: The rainy glories of Devon – and a cold political climate

‘Devon, Devon, Devon/ Where it rains six days out of seven.’ Nothing beats a British seaside holiday. And north Devon…

Friedrich Engels and Karl Marx with Jenny, Eleanor and Laura Marx, 1864

Caught between Marx and a monster

‘Curious to see Mrs Aveling addressing the enormous crowd, curious to see the eyes of the women fixed upon her…

Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron a

Tristram Hunt's diary: Why has Gove allowed a school that makes women wear the hijab?

ONE OF THE MINOR sociological treats of being appointed shadow education secretary is a frontbench view of David Cameron’s crimson…

Eastleigh by-election

How Eastleigh will show Labour is working

Labour is serious about winning in the south

Indian Finance Minister Mukherjee Unveils FY13 Federal Budget

This old House

India’s parliament may be about to move out of its rickety old building. Can anyone imagine ours doing that?

Gove’s paradox

The Education Secretary’s free schools agenda is at odds with his populist rhetoric about history teaching


Wedgwood Museum: At risk

We are fairly certain that the late Robert Maxwell never met the even later Josiah Wedgwood, but Cap’n Bob’s nefarious legacy is now being keenly felt by Wedgwood’s descendants.


Tristram Hunt opens his diary

Eat, drink and be communist

In a time of recession, Tristram Hunt celebrates the inspiration of Friedrich Engels, who saw no contradiction between socialist beliefs and aristocratic pleasures