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October 22, 2019

In conversation: Charles Moore and John Humphrys

From Thatcherism to Tony Blair, and the economic crash and the EU referendum, what are the events that have shaped Britain?


October 23, 2019

Robert Harris in conversation with Sam Leith

Join the bestselling author of Fatherland, Enigma and Pompeii for a live edition of the Spectator Books podcast with Sam Leith.


October 28, 2019

An evening with Douglas Murray and Lionel Shriver on Identity Politics

Join Douglas Murray and Lionel Shriver for an enlightening evening discussion on identity politics.


December 5, 2019

The Spectator Christmas Carol Service 2019

Enjoy the festive spirit with beautiful music from the choir of St Bride’s and readings from Spectator writers in the stunning Sir Christopher Wren designed church of St Bride’s, known worldwide as the Journalists’ Church.


November 28, 2017

Could cancer break the NHS?

Britons are generally living longer, healthier and happier lives. But as we grow older, more of us will have to battle long-term health conditions. One in two of us will get cancer. Is the NHS, which lags behind other countries on early screening and diagnosis, up to this monumental challenge? Or is the NHS – our so-called 'national religion' – destined for the scrapheap?


November 27, 2017

What is the future of the Tory party?

Having so disastrously misread the public mood at the last election, are the Tories – divided on Brexit and much more – now hurtling towards defeat at the next one? Can they stop Jeremy Corbyn? What should they stand for and who should lead them?


November 22, 2017

The Spectator Autumn Budget Briefing 2017

On the day of the Budget, join The Spectator’s Andrew Neil, Fraser Nelson and James Forsyth, as they discuss the Chancellor's plans, and what has been called a 'make or break' moment for Theresa May's minority government.


October 19, 2017

Over and Out: an evening with Henry Blofeld

For more than 40 years, his voice on Test Match Special has been the sound of summer for thousands of cricket lovers in Britain and the world over.


October 12, 2017

10 Years on from the crash: Andrew Neil in conversation with George Osborne

Ten years ago this autumn, Northern Rock experienced the first run on a British bank for 150 years. It was just one symptom of a crisis that was soon to engulf the entire global financial system.


September 27, 2017

Britain and the EU: two very different futures?

Britain is now enmeshed in Brexit negotiations, the final outcome still far from certain. But there are big challenges in the EU, too. Can Macron achieve his eurozone reforms? Does a resurgent Russia and a disengaged US spell trouble? What does the future look like for the UK and the EU?


September 20, 2017

The Spectator Wine School 2017

The Spectator Wine School is a chance to be tutored by the best in the wine business. It is aimed at enthusiastic beginners and anyone who wants to know more about the main wine regions.


September 13, 2017

An Evening with Rod Liddle 2017

Following the success of last year’s sold-out event, The Spectator is delighted to welcome back Rod Liddle for an evening in conversation with Fraser Nelson.


June 29, 2017

The Conservative route to fighting poverty: lessons from the last 7 years

Those that can, should; those who can’t, we will always help’ – that was the Conservative rallying cry on welfare during the coalition years. But how successful have the government’s reforms – including Universal Credit – really been? And with Brexit dominating the domestic agenda, what does Theresa May's government plan to do next to improve social justice?


June 28, 2017

Winemaker's dinner with Franciacorta at The Balcon

Join us for a very special Spectator Wine Club dinner at The Balcon, St. James’s, London SW1, featuring the extraordinary sparkling wines of Franciacorta.


June 14, 2017

5 Ideas to Change the World in association with Quilter Cheviot

Join us for an evening of thought-provoking ideas from five first-class speakers. Chosen for their clarity of thought, elegance of expression and independence of opinion, each will present an idea that could reshape our future. Hosted by BBC broadcaster Jo Coburn.


June 7, 2017

Brexit – what's next for Britain and the EU?

Join Andrew Neil and a guest panel to discuss what Brexit means for us and the EU. Speakers include: Daniel Hannan, Radek Sikorski, Vicky Ford, Thomas Kielinger and Christine Ockrent.


May 2, 2017

Trump's first 100 days

At his inauguration, Donald Trump: ‘It’s going to be America First.’ Has he begun to deliver on his promise? And at what cost? What will it mean for Britain and the rest of the world?


April 26, 2017

French Revolution - could it be President Le Pen?

Is France on the brink of a political revolution?


March 17, 2017

Getting Britain match fit for Brexit


March 13, 2017

The Age of the Cure: The future of healthcare in the 21st century

The rapid development of new technology is changing the way we live and how our illnesses are cured. Given our ageing population and the rise in age-related diseases such as cancer, heart disease and Alzheimer’s, what role can innovation play in improving our health, as well as the NHS and society as a whole?


March 8, 2017

The Spectator Budget Briefing 2017


February 9, 2017

Winemaker's Lunch with Le Soula

Join us in the Spectator boardroom on Thursday 9 February for the first of the year’s Spectator winemaker lunches with Mark Walford, partner in the leading Roussillon estate, Le Soula.


December 8, 2016

The Spectator Christmas Carol Service 2016

On Thursday 8 December, Spectator readers joined us for the annual Spectator Christmas Carol Service at St Bride's Church, Fleet Street.


December 8, 2016

Festive Wine Club Lunch 2016

On Thursday 8 December, our drinks editor, Jonathan Ray, and business editor, Martin Vander Weyer, hosted an informal wine-laden Christmas lunch in the Spectator boardroom.


December 2, 2016

Christmas Wine Club Lunch 2016

The Spectator's business editor, Martin Vander Weyer, and our drinks editor, Jonathan Ray, hosted a three-course, wine-laden Christmas lunch courtesy of Forman & Field.


November 30, 2016

The American people have voted. What next?

The American people have voted. What next for the US and the rest of the world?


November 24, 2016

Winemaker's Dinner with Armand De Brignac

Join us for a very special Spectator Wine Club dinner at Dickie Fitz, Fitzrovia.


November 23, 2016

Autumn Statement 2016

After the new Chancellor presented his financial statement, The Spectator’s chairman, editor and political editor shared their insights into what it reveals about the government’s preparations for Brexit.


October 19, 2016

How to make Brexit a success

On Wednesday 19 October, Andrew Neil, James Forsyth, Ameet Gill, Dr Gerard Lyons and Gisela Stuart MP discussed how Britain can make a success of life outside the EU.