The Oldie magazine 12+

The Oldie

Designed for iPad

    • 4.4 • 150 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



The idea for the Oldie was cooked up 25 years ago by its founding editor, Richard Ingrams, and his much-lamented successor, the late Alexander Chancellor. Their aim was to create a free-thinking, funny magazine, a light-hearted alternative to a press obsessed with youth and celebrity. The Oldie is ageless and timeless, free of retirement advice, crammed with rejuvenating wit, intelligence and delight. I look forward to welcoming you to our loyal, ever-growing readership.

Harry Mount, Editor

‘The Oldie? It’s the new Punch, the new New Yorker, it’s brilliant’ Gyles Brandreth

‘The most original magazine in the country’ The Independent

It is a British monthly magazine written "as a light-hearted alternative to a press obsessed with youth and celebrity" and has an mixture of features, arts, book reviews and cartoons.


-The Oldie magazine app is free to download. Purchase single editions or subscribe to The Oldie app at a discounted rate
-Read every issue a whole week before it goes on sale in the shops
-Download the magazine and read it offline, on the move
-Each issue is supplemented by an exclusive Oldie podcast. Further insightful commentary with the brains behind the articles.
-Navigate the app easily using the contents bar and skip to your favourite section.
-One-click, seamless access to the daily blogs filed to the Oldie website


You can purchase an auto-renewable subscription directly from iTunes for £34.99. The subscription will include the current issue and past content (up to August 2015) if you do not already own it as well as every new issue.
A single issue costs £2.99 (save £1.26)

- Your subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24 hours before the end of the current subscription period

- You will be charged for renewal within 24 hours prior to the end of the current subscription period

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What’s New

Version 2.1.0

Bug fixes and performance improvements.

Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
150 Ratings

150 Ratings

Lelagore ,


It tells me all I need to know as well as being thoroughly entertaining. Hope Harry Mount keeps up the good work.

Belle Vale ,

App is really awful

The magazine itself is really good but accessing the digital version is painful. As a yearly digital subscriber I find it almost impossible to access anything other than the blog. Why is it so difficult? Avoid the digital subscription option just buy the print version.


Awful website

I am a subscriber to The Oldie , I find the website is very hard navigate and I am constantly being asked to sign in again and email addresses are not recognised.
Very disappointed.

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