Subscribe to the Oldie and get a free cartoon book

Subscribe


In the latest issue

Regulars

  • The Old Un's Notes
  • Bliss on Toast Prue Leith
  • Gyles Brandreth's Diary Gyles Brandreth
  • Grumpy Oldie Man Matthew Norman
  • Olden Life: What were detachable shirt collars? William Freeman
  • Modern Life: What is the Human Library? Sonia Zhuravylova
  • Town Mouse Tom Hodgkinson
  • Country Mouse Giles Wood
  • Postcards from the Edge Mary Kenny
  • Letter from America Philip Delves Broughton
  • Profitable Wonders James Le Fanu
  • School Days Sophia Waugh
  • Happy 200th Birthday, Engels! Christopher Sandford
  • Home Front Alice Pitman
  • God Sister Teresa
  • Memorial Service: James Humes OBE James Hughes-Onslow
  • The Doctor's Surgery Theodore Dalrymple
  • Readers' Letters
  • I Once Met... Graham Greene Gavin Henderson
  • Memory Lane
  • Media Matters Stephen Glover
  • Words and Stuff Johnny Grimond
  • Rant: Stadium names Fergus Kelly
  • History David Horspool
  • Crossword
  • Bridge Andrew Robson
  • Competition Tessa Castro
  • Ask Virginia Ironside

Features

  • The Gospel according to Diana Rigg Rev Peter Mullen
  • Victoria Wood's lovely letters Jasper Rees
  • I swam across the North Pole Lewis Pugh
  • Secret family words Ysenda Maxtone Graham
  • Whodunnit? Dick Francis or his wife? William Cook
  • My friend, a grumpy war hero P D Duffaud
  • Back to university - at 62 Nicola Walker
  • Lucky Jim and my unlucky grandpa Jenny Bardwell
  • My dad built the Mayflower Randal Charlton
  • A N Wilson - the man who knows so much Frances Wilson

Arts

  • Film: The Duke Harry Mount
  • Theatre: The Mousetrap is back! Madeline Smith
  • Radio Valerie Grove
  • Television Roger Lewis
  • Music Richard Osborne
  • Golden Oldies Rachel Johnson
  • Exhibitions Huon Mallalieu

Books

  • The Windsor Diaries: A Childhood with the Princesses, by Alathea Fitzalan Howard Nicky Haslam
  • Diary of an MP's Wife, by Sasha Swire Sarah Sands
  • Agent Sonya, by Ben Macintyre John Preston
  • Tom Stoppard: A Life, by Hermione Lee Michael Billington
  • Let's Do It: The Authorised Biography of Victoria Wood, by Jasper Rees Tanya Gold
  • The Haunting of Alma Fielding, by Kate Summerscale Kate Hubbard
  • Inside Story: A Novel/How to Write, by Martin Amis A S H Smyth

Travel

  • Barbados revisited James Pembroke
  • Overlooked Britain: the Duke of Clarence Memorial, Windsor Lucinda Lambton
  • Taking a Walk: North Norfolk's dog-friendly coast path Patrick Barkham

Pursuits

  • Gardening David Wheeler
  • Kitchen Garden Simon Courtauld
  • Cookery Elisabeth Luard
  • Restaurants James Pembroke
  • Drink Bill Knott
  • Sport Jim White
  • Motoring Alan Judd
  • Digital Life Matthew Webster
  • Money Matters Margaret Dibben
  • Getting Dressed: John Crace Brigid Keenan
  • Bird of the Month John McEwen