"The Oldie is an incredible magazine - perhaps the best magazine in the world right now" Graydon Carter, founder of Air Mail and former Editor of Vanity Fair
The nation’s favourite annual awards - The Oldie of the Year (or ‘TOOTY’ for short) - took place on Wednesday 23 November in a lunchtime ceremony at The National Liberal Club, 1 Whitehall Place, which celebrated the best of the older generation.
This year’s winners were chosen by a committee of judges comprising Gyles Brandreth, Craig Brown, Rachel Johnson, Maureen Lipman, James Pembroke and Harry Mount. The Awards were presented by Gyles Brandreth presenting to those who still have 'snap in their celery'.
And the winners are…
Paddington (presented by Hugh Bonneville to Michael Bond’s daughter, Karen Jankel
Oldie of the Year
HRH, The Duke of Kent
First-Time Author of the Year
Edward Fox OBE and Dame Siân Phillips
Oldie Stagers of the Year
Henry Marsh CBE
Brainbox of the Year
Cuddly Rottweiler of the Year
Dr Jane Goodall DBE
Queen of the Jungle
Alan Garner OBE
Wise Oldie Man of the Year who accepted his award from his home.
Other guests included
Timothy West CBE and Prunella Scales CBE
Jilly Cooper CBE
Michael and Hilary Whitehall