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In this issue

● The Oldie has been dubbed ‘Private Eye for grown-ups’ and is read by intelligent people who are fed up with the formulaic nature of the celebrity-obsessed national press
● As well as having a lively reviews section, The Oldie is packed with the very best cartoons
● The Oldie is published every four weeks and has 92–122 pages. Every quarter we publish The Oldie Review of Books with the main magazine, as well as a foreign travel supplement in January, a UK travel supplement in March, a Christmas Gift Guide in November and a cartoon calendar

We will meet again

Dame Vera Lynn on coronavirus, the Queen and the 75th anniversary of VE Day

We will meet again

5 mins

The ‘brain statin' quest

A treatment to delay – and even stop – dementia is on its way, says David Cameron

The ‘brain statin' quest

4 mins

Nightingale's journey

200 years after she was born in Florence, Mark Bostridge follows in Florence Nightingale’s footsteps, from Scutari to Harley Street

Nightingale's journey

5 mins

From here to immunity

There’s no quick way out of the coronavirus pandemic. Vaccines need money, time and luck, says Florence Walker

From here to immunity

4 mins

Young Fogeys grow old gracefully

In the 1980s, Will Self mocked journalists who worshipped the past. But they’ve remained ageless, while he’s become a burnt-out shell

Young Fogeys grow old gracefully

4 mins

Voyage of the Beagle

Charles Darwin adored the tiny, mahogany rich ship that carried him around the world and made his name, writes Sara Wheeler

Voyage of the Beagle

5 mins

The birds that weave magical nests

We had already spent an entrancing hour birding on Tanzania’s Lake Manze – imperious, white-chested fish eagles soaring overhead; glossy, blue, wire tailed swallows flitting over the water; stately yellow-billed storks patrolling the shore.

The birds that weave magical nests

3 mins

La dolce vita goes on in the face of death

Italy is in agony but expats will always adore its beauty – and its songs, says Mary Kenny

La dolce vita goes on in the face of death

4 mins

The end of the press as we know it?

A collapse in sales and adverts will destroy some papers and magazines

The end of the press as we know it?

4 mins

Bee home and bee safe

With its Doric pilasters and Gothic arches, this queen of bee houses is so precious that it’s a listed building, blessed by a bishop

Bee home and bee safe

5 mins

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The Oldie Magazine Description:

PublisherOldie Publications Ltd

CategoryCulture

LanguageEnglish

Frequency13 Issues/Year

The idea for the Oldie was conceived by Richard Ingrams, who was the editor for 22 years, and Alexander Chancellor.
● The Oldie is 23 years old this year. It is not a retirement magazine but an irreverent humorous magazine packed with great writing. 92% of our readers state ‘reading’ as their number one hobby
● The Oldie has been dubbed ‘Private Eye for grown-ups’ and is read by intelligent people who are fed up with the formulaic nature of the celebrity-obsessed national press
● As well as having a lively reviews section, The Oldie is packed with the very best cartoons
● The Oldie is published every four weeks and has 92–122 pages. Every quarter we publish The Oldie Review of Books with the main magazine, as well as a foreign travel supplement in January, a UK travel supplement in March, a Christmas Gift Guide in November and a cartoon calendar

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