Jonathan Meades: “A good chair is vital. I have a Canasta by Heron Parigi. It cost £800 16 years ago – it was worth it.” Photograph: BBC

Jonathan Meades is an author and broadcaster, specialising in food, architecture, and culture. His latest book, An Encyclopaedia of Myself, “a port(...)

I agree with Sir Peter Medawar (1915-1987), who said “In terms of fulfilment of declared intentions, science is incomparably the most successful ente(...)