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The Oldie of the Year Awards 2017


Continuing the tradition of celebrating the best of the older generation, The Oldie Magazine is pleased to announce their annual awards The Oldie of the Year (TOOTY for short). The event took place at Simpson’s-in-the-Strand, the awards saw the nation’s favourites applauded in a tongue-in-cheek ceremony over a three-course lunch.

Winners were nominated by a judging panel that included satirist Craig Brown, Midweek's Libby Purves, the actress Maureen Lipman, The Oldie’s TV critic, Roger Lewis and publisher, James Pembroke. The chairman was the wit and wordmeister, Gyles Brandreth, who was also our host.

Oldie gongs were handed out to our Oldie of the Year, Glenda Jackson, 80, for her groundbreaking performance as King Lear at the Old Vic last year. 

The awards always prove a hit with winners and guests, with previous winners including Mary Berry (2014), Joanna Lumley (2010), Jon Snow (2011) and Sir Roger Bannister (2015) Olivia de Havilland and Jeremy Hutchinson (2016).

The Winner of The Oldie of the Year Awards 2017
OLDIE OF THE YEAR

Glenda Jackson


Other winners consisted of...

CAN STILL DO THE SPLITS
Thelma Ruby (92) 

OLDIE SHOULD HAVE BEEN
Bernie Sanders 

 

POP ARTIST OF THE CENTURY
Peter Blake
The creator of the Sgt Pepper album cover

OLDIE SCIENTIST OF THE YEAR
James Lovelock (98)
pioneering scientist

 

MOTHER KNOWS BEST
Mary Cameron  (70)
Who signed a petiton condemning a decision to close over 40 children's centres

OLDIE CAMPAIGNERS OF THE YEAR
Vanessa Redgrave and Lord Alfred
For their work campaigning to allow unaccompanied child refugees to be offered safe refuge in the UK