Numbers control everything in our lives, but few digits inspire such strong emotions as those that determine university places, writes Spear’s columnist Alessandro Tomé
Investec is doing private banking differently. Arun Kakar talks to its head, Ryan Tholet, to find out more
Spear's meets Hugh Dickinson at his club, the Cavalry and Guards Club off St James’: an establishment tells you something about the man. He's well-spoken, and possesses that vague air of camaraderie that defines an ex-army officer, and it’s here that Dickinson is plotting a venture that could well change the landscape in education.
The countryside is in high demand – but does it really offer the peaceful escape and privacy that many of us imagine, asks Clive Aslet
Spear’s cover artist Adam Dant applauds a stand up act about a falling down mansion