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About The Oldie

"The idea for the Oldie was cooked up 25 years ago by its founding editor, Richard Ingrams, and his much-lamented successor, the late Alexander Chancellor. Their aim was to create a free-thinking, funny magazine, a light-hearted alternative to a press obsessed with youth and celebrity. The Oldie is ageless and timeless, free of retirement advice, crammed with rejuvenating wit, intelligence and delight. I have been reading The Oldie since I was 20 years old, and am utterly thrilled to be the new editor. I look forward to welcoming you to our loyal readership." 

– Harry Mount, Editor


The Oldie provides you with everything you'd expect from a quality monthly magazine – reviews of arts and books, great features and independent opinions – as well as some things you might not expect, such as our I Once Met column where readers detail encounters with the famous or infamous, our Still With Us feature which catches up with people you probably thought were dead, and a different geek confesses their private passion each month in our Anorak slot.

 Praise for The Oldie

"The cream of the crop from the most original magazine in the country."Independent on Sunday

"I love The Oldie. I love its devil-may-care attitude." Libby Purves

"Revel in their off-beat features - our favourite." -Which? magazine

"The Oldie? It's simply far too good for the young!" - Barry Norman

"It's brilliant - there's nothing else quite like it." -Maureen Lipman

"The Oldie has long been a brilliant magazine" - Stephen Glover

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