23 December 2021 Betting on 2022? Faites vos jeux! By John Watson I don’t know whether Brooks’s Club still has a bet book but it certainly had one in the eighteenth century. The bets recorded in the book reflected its status as the home of aristocratic radical whiggery and often bordered on the treasonable –… Continue reading Issue 306: 2021 12 23: Betting on 2022?
20 December 2018 Christmas Quiz 2018 Questions by Boffles On which Greek island is Rupert Brooke buried? Where is Jim Morrison of the Doors buried? What temporarily ship-wrecked Amber Rudd’s ministerial career? What became legal in Canada in October 2018? In which cycle of novels is Kenneth Widmerpool a central… Continue reading Issue 183: 2018 12 20: Christmas Quiz
31 May 2018 Quiz By Boffles Do you know? What detached human body parts have been discovered on a number of occasions on the coasts of British Columbia and Washington State? What is a bonobo? Who is the captain of the England limited overs cricket team and where was he born?… Continue reading Issue 156: 2018 05 31: Quiz
10 May 2018 Quiz By Boffles Do you know? Who was Amber Rudd’s former husband? To which mainstream party did Oswald Mosley belong before he founded the New Party (later merged with the British Union of Fascists)? Why did Bashar al-Assad change career from eye doctor to dictator? Which Government minister… Continue reading Issue 153: 2018 05 10: Quiz
05 April 2018 Quiz by Boffles Do you know? 1. With what did Stormy Daniels spank Donald Trump? 2. How in 2008 did Putin circumvent the rule barring anybody from holding the Russian Presidency for more than two consecutive terms? 3. Who was assassinated at Kuala Lumpur Airport in February 2017? 4. Who will succeed… Continue reading Issue 148: 2018 04 05: Quiz
08 March 2018 Quiz By Boffles Do you know? Who painted the set of portraits of ladies of the court of Charles II known as ‘The Windsor Beauties’? What is the commonest bird in the UK? Which non-EU countries apart from Norway are members of the European Economic Area? Which female… Continue reading Issue 144: 2018 03 08: Quiz
08 February 2018 Quiz By Boffles Do you know? What do Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg have in common apart from billions of dollars and computing? Who were the fourth and fifth men of the Cambridge spy ring? What was the Red Orchestra? What was the largest volcanic eruption in recorded… Continue reading Issue 140: 2018 02 08: Quiz
11 January 2018 Quiz By Boffles Do you know? What was the original name of the Beatles? Why is a Molotov cocktail so called? Who wrote in a letter to Walt Whitman in 1889 on the occasion of his 70th birthday: ‘You have seen the monarchy banished from France, & reduced in… Continue reading Issue 136:2018 01 11:Quiz