Issue 1349

  • Issue 1349

Crystal clear
New corona-words, online chat and filling silences – linguist David Crystal has a conversation about conversation in the pandemic with Jamie Kenny.

Weight off my mind
With the announcement that she was leaving Woman’s Hour, Dame Jenni Murray shocked radio fans but she insists she won’t be leaving broadcasting entirely. She tells Susan Griffin about career highlights, coming to terms with her weight and her complex relationship with her mother.

Coming round again
Plans have emerged for a new nuclear plant in Cumbria like the one being built at Hinkley. Will they fare better than ones that floundered before, asks Giles Brown – and should they?

News, arts and entertainment, columnist Saskia Murphy goes for Danish, Caitlin Moran’s letter to her younger self, crossword, Sudoku and more.