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The hand of lead researcher Professor Peter Stoneley from the University of Reading, rests on a record of visits of the justices to Reading Prison opened to the page of July 10th 1896, where an inquiry was held about the health of poet Oscar Wilde. (PA)

Wilde knew all too well the spiritual shame that can follow moral transgression

Stephen Fry (PA)

An interview in which Stephen Fry denounced God as ‘evil’ has proved a viral hit

Copies of Pope Benedict XVI's new book on display the Vatican bookshop (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

A daily guide to what’s happening in the Catholic Church

Stephen Fry, pictured with the chancellor of Sussex University, is prone to nasty tantrums online (Photo: PA)

Sitting in front of a computer screen for an hour a day can cultivate lonely obsessions

Peter Mandelson was lauded by the Times last week as a national treasure (Photo: PA)

Here are five simple criteria for anyone wishing to achieve national treasure status. Prince Philip makes it; Peter Mandelson and Stephen Fry do not