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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.

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 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