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Paul Kirkley: Could city of dons become Gove-opolis?

06 April 2024
Paul Kirkley: Could city of dons become Gove-opolis?

Paul Kirkley: Could city of dons become Gove-opolis?

06 April 2024

Paul Kirkley: On the changing face of Cambridge, living in a construction zone, daily showers and a hideous statue.


Paul Kirkley: Bare Minimum Britain is falling asunder

09 March 2024
Paul Kirkley: Bare Minimum Britain is falling asunder

Paul Kirkley: Bare Minimum Britain is falling asunder

09 March 2024

Paul Kirkley: On #Broken Britain, a council four-day week trial, 20mph speed limits, and more deranged comments by the government.

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Paul Kirkley: I’m exhausted – and it’s only February

11 February 2024
Paul Kirkley: I’m exhausted – and it’s only February

Paul Kirkley: I’m exhausted – and it’s only February

11 February 2024

Paul Kirkley: On deranged comments by the government, failing to find evidence of ‘BBC bias’, a detective drama based in Cambridge, and trademarks.


Paul Kirkley: An alphabetical autopsy of a suboptimal year – we are not living in a Barbie world

03 January 2024
Paul Kirkley: An alphabetical autopsy of a suboptimal year – we are not living in a Barbie world

Paul Kirkley: An alphabetical autopsy of a suboptimal year – we are not living in a Barbie world

03 January 2024

Paul Kirkley takes his unique look back at the events of 2023.


Paul Kirkley: Minister for mumbo-jumbo makes no sense

09 December 2023
Paul Kirkley: Minister for mumbo-jumbo makes no sense

Paul Kirkley: Minister for mumbo-jumbo makes no sense

09 December 2023

Paul Kirkley: On potential new Government ministries, alternative medicine, Shane MacGowan, a Lib Dem victory, Doctor Who and (Sus)sex in the city.


Panto review: Paul Kirkley’s verdict on Mother Goose at Cambridge Arts Theatre

08 December 2023
Panto review: Paul Kirkley’s verdict on Mother Goose at Cambridge Arts Theatre

Panto review: Paul Kirkley’s verdict on Mother Goose at Cambridge Arts Theatre

08 December 2023

Our columnist enjoys this family Christmas treat set in “our fair city of Cambridge” – the perfect backdrop for this year’s show


Paul Kirkley: Only an idiot would pick a side in this tragedy

04 November 2023
Paul Kirkley: Only an idiot would pick a side in this tragedy

Paul Kirkley: Only an idiot would pick a side in this tragedy

04 November 2023

Paul Kirkley: On the horrors of war in the Israel-Palestine situation, and the absence of nuance in the age of shouty culture wars.


Paul Kirkley: Pride comes before a foundation failure

10 October 2023
Paul Kirkley: Pride comes before a foundation failure

Paul Kirkley: Pride comes before a foundation failure

10 October 2023

Paul Kirkley: On rocket science, buses, flag-waving at the Proms, the Conservative election manifesto... and cool guys named Paul.

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Paul Kirkley: Compromise replaced by testing to destruction

09 September 2023
Paul Kirkley: Compromise replaced by testing to destruction

Paul Kirkley: Compromise replaced by testing to destruction

09 September 2023

Paul Kirkley: On congestion charging, losing the climate change PR war, ‘the Streisand effect’, Co-op shops and a sizzling September.


Paul Kirkley: Tourists? Don’t get me started

08 August 2023
Paul Kirkley: Tourists? Don’t get me started

Paul Kirkley: Tourists? Don’t get me started

08 August 2023

Paul Kirkley: On his annoyance with tourists, Harry Potter agnosticism, plans for thousands of new homes in the area, and the climate emergency.


Paul Kirkley: This summer I’ll be more like Barbecue Man

11 July 2023
Paul Kirkley: This summer I’ll be more like Barbecue Man

Paul Kirkley: This summer I’ll be more like Barbecue Man

11 July 2023

Paul Kirkley: On releasing his inner Barbecue Man, coping with heatwaves, deserted theme parks, and seeing Lionel Richie play All Night Long.


Paul Kirkley: Seven years of Brexit ‘bad luck’

15 June 2023
Paul Kirkley: Seven years of Brexit ‘bad luck’

Paul Kirkley: Seven years of Brexit ‘bad luck’

15 June 2023

Paul Kirkley: The failure of Brexit, plus Cromwell and the coronation, Meat Loaf at the cathedral, the four-day working week and… sitzpinklers.

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Paul Kirkley: Brains not bots maketh the boffin

10 May 2023
Paul Kirkley: Brains not bots maketh the boffin

Paul Kirkley: Brains not bots maketh the boffin

10 May 2023

Paul Kirkley: The rising use of chatbots by students, plus his favourite train station, Professor T, and the Orient Express.


Paul Kirkley: Give me boring (but not too much) over bustle

10 April 2023
Paul Kirkley: Give me boring (but not too much) over bustle

Paul Kirkley: Give me boring (but not too much) over bustle

10 April 2023

Paul Kirkley: Why a ‘boring’ city is preferable to ‘bustling’, plus deepfake papal puffer jackets, bike crime, and the price of a parking space.

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Paul Kirkley: Here’s hoping for a change of culture at the top

07 March 2023
Paul Kirkley: Here’s hoping for a change of culture at the top

Paul Kirkley: Here’s hoping for a change of culture at the top

07 March 2023

Paul Kirkley on the local MP appointed as culture secretary, rewriting Roald Dahl, fast track laser eye surgery and a pop star’s provocative outfits.


Paul Kirkley: Was it just me, or did 2022 feel like it was being played on fast-forward?

05 January 2023
Paul Kirkley: Was it just me, or did 2022 feel like it was being played on fast-forward?

Paul Kirkley: Was it just me, or did 2022 feel like it was being played on fast-forward?

05 January 2023

Paul Kirkley takes his unique look back at the events of 2022.


Paul Kirkley: The whole truth is that the human race is half-idiot

13 December 2022
Paul Kirkley: The whole truth is that the human race is half-idiot

Paul Kirkley: The whole truth is that the human race is half-idiot

13 December 2022

Paul Kirkley: The human race is half-idiot. Plus failing to find the A14 on the sat-nav, cyber attacks, BBC One HD, and the congestion charge.

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Paul Kirkley: Short to reign over us - Liz Truss’s failure is writ large in neon

16 November 2022
Paul Kirkley: Short to reign over us - Liz Truss’s failure is writ large in neon

Paul Kirkley: Short to reign over us - Liz Truss’s failure is writ large in neon

16 November 2022

Opinion: The inglorious premiership of Liz Truss, plus Roger Waters’ ravings, The Proclaimers’ cracking tunes, and e-scooters for over-50s.


Paul Kirkley: Hanging chads punched a hole in 21st century history

12 October 2022
Paul Kirkley: Hanging chads punched a hole in 21st century history

Paul Kirkley: Hanging chads punched a hole in 21st century history

12 October 2022

Why hanging chads are the nexus point on which modern history turns. Plus food delivery robots, Richard Osman, and Ely Cathedral’s Animal Service.


Paul Kirkley: It’s easier to see the Pope than your GP

09 August 2022
Paul Kirkley: It’s easier to see the Pope than your GP

Paul Kirkley: It’s easier to see the Pope than your GP

09 August 2022

Paul Kirkley: Why is it so hard to see your GP? Plus high temperature records, boring men and the Tory leadership contest.

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