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In the latest issue


  • The Old Un’s Notes
  • Gyles Brandreth’s Diary
  • Grumpy Oldie Man Matthew Norman
  • Olden Life: Who was Boethius? Lindsay Johns
  • Modern Life: What is heteropessimism? Richard Godwin
  • Oldie Man of Letters A N Wilson
  • Mary Killen’s Beauty Tips
  • History David Horspool
  • Town Mouse Tom Hodgkinson
  • Country Mouse Giles Wood
  • Postcards from the Edge Mary Kenny
  • Small World Jem Clarke
  • School Days Sophia Waugh
  • God Sister Teresa
  • Memorial Service: Nigel Lawson James Hughes-Onslow
  • The Doctor’s Surgery Dr Theodore Dalrymple
  • Readers’ Letters
  • I Once Met ... Arthur Miller Benedict Nightingale
  • Commonplace Corner
  • Rant: On-screen pop-ups Carolyn Whitehead
  • Crossword
  • Bridge Andrew Robson
  • Competition Tessa Castro
  • Ask Virginia Ironside


  • Best ever Christmas film Christopher Sandford
  • Oldie of the Year Awards 2023
  • Not mad – just sad Rachel Kelly
  • Matchbox art Michael Foley
  • Robert Hardy, my Dad Justine Hardy
  • Rules of entertainment Lulu Taylor
  • Colour-blindness doesn’t impede my art John Rattigan
  • My parents were ready to die Matthew Norman
  • The churchwarden’s tale Nick Primmer
  • Jeremy Lewis Prize Robert Parsons


  • Film: Napoleon Harry Mount
  • Theatre: The Witches William Cook
  • Radio Valerie Grove
  • Television Frances Wilson
  • Music Richard Osborne
  • Golden Oldies Rachel Johnson
  • Exhibitions Huon Mallalieu


  • Marcia Williams: The Life and Times of Baroness Falkender, by Linda McDougall Quentin Letts
  • Life at Full Tilt: The Selected Writings of Dervla Murphy, edited by Ethel Crowley Dea Birkett
  • Land of Shame and Glory, by Peter Hennessy Francis Beckett
  • The Life and Lies of Charles Dickens, by Helena Kelly Jasper Rees
  • Humanise, by Thomas Heatherwick Jonathan Meades
  • Went to London, Took the Dog: A Diary, by Nina Stibbe Harry Mount


  • Advent in Aachen William Cook
  • Overlooked Britain: a duke’s mausoleum in South Lanarkshire Lucinda Lambton
  • On the Road: Rebecca Hall Louise Flind
  • Taking a Walk: Slow road to Cheshire Patrick Barkham


  • Gardening David Wheeler
  • Kitchen Garden Simon Courtauld
  • Cookery Elisabeth Luard
  • Restaurants James Pembroke
  • Sport Jim White
  • Motoring Alan Judd
  • Drink Bill Knott
  • DigitalLife Matthew Webster
  • Money Matters Neil Collins
  • Bird of the Month: Red-Legged Partridge John McEwen