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HRH the Duchess of Cornwall with the winners of The Oldie of the Year Awards 2021 at The Savoy​

Blog | Oct 20, 2021

From left: Delia Smith, Whispering Bob Harris, Barry Humphries, Margaret Seaman, HRH the Duchess of Cornwall, Roger McGough, Dr Saroj Datta, Dr Mridul Datta and Sir Geoff Hurst

For the past 29 years, The Oldie has held the Oldie of the Year (aka TOOTY) awards to celebrate the achievements of those who have made a special contribution to public life while maintaining – in the phrase of our founding editor, Richard Ingrams – undoubted snap in their celery.

Previous winners have included all sorts, from Oscar- winners to Nobel laureates, from community-care nurses to veteran athletes, from the Queen Mother to David Hockney.