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CONTENTS

JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2019

THE AGENDA 24 THE HEDGEHOG

Gossip from around the Big Smoke

11 THE SPEAR’S LEADERS

Time to call time on fossil fuels ❘ Privileged peers ❘ The last 100 days ❘ Under-Boyd at Brexit

15 EDITOR’S LETTER

Introduction from Alec Marsh

26 PHILANTHROPY

How Cherie Blair is helping women in developing nations

28 LIQUID LUNCH

Talking science and life with Astronomer Royal Martin Rees

16 READERS’ LETTERS

Experts share their views

18 WEALTH MANAGEMENT

AWA R DS The winners and revelations from our ceremony at the Dorchester

31 WILLIAM CASH

Why ‘multi-tailoring’ might change your life

32 ROBERT AMSTERDAM

Political issues can place the wealthy in jeopardy

20 DIARY

With novelist Alexander McCall Smith

22 SHOT BEFORE DAWN

Photos from out and about town with Spear’s

34 LUCIA VAN DER POST

Specialist ski operators are scaling new peaks to attract customers

37 JASON COWLEY

What football can teach us about the importance of refreshing talent

THE ISSUES

40 MONEY TO BURN?

The planet is at breaking point thanks to climate change – but business might just benefit from the low-carbon revolution

44 BOYD WILL BE BOYD

Novelist William Boyd talks writing styles, art, music, God and Brexit with Christopher Jackson

48 STUCK IN THE MIDDLE

WITH EU David Dawkins visits Geneva to see how Switzerland is dealing with its own European dilemma

52 ROBOTS IN THE

CLASSROOMS Artificial intelligence is about to change our children’s lives, according to a host of experts

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