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The Oldie

Designed for iPad

    • 4.5 • 175 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 3.2

Bug fixes and performance improvements.

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
175 Ratings

175 Ratings

Arnwold ,

Navigation to memories forgotten

There are so many fond and fun memories evoked from a century now passed. Perhaps a penny for your thoughts with pre-decimalisation. A loosening of a stoic ‘stiff upper lip’, and understatement for which we were once famed. The pleasure of a postcard in its rearguard of pen and stamp to the instantaneous Social media.
Favourite jokes of Barry Cryer which raise a harmless smile. The warm glow of recollection by a passage well written in a different manner for a different time.
One is often enthused to share these passages of the past with those whose comprehension can enjoy their value.
Wether with a page of paper, a digital screen or an email newsletter joy is to be had.

Lelagore ,


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

pixsey dixsey ,

Digital Disappointment

I love The Oldie and have subscribed to the print edition for years.
Due to eyesight deterioration I have changed to digital copy. I access it on my iPad, however I cannot make the page bigger, the print is too small to read, I have to email the page to myself, when I am able to ‘pinch apart’ the page to make the text bigger. Is it me?

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