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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Ratings and Reviews



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

Not happy!

Shay person

I paid for a twelve month subscription but each month since it tells me there is a new issue available but asks for £2.99.


Tan boycott

I paid for 12 month subscription including the offline version and get asked to pay £2.99 but not every month. The magazine is good but it is no good when you are on holiday and you cannot download


Oldie Publications LTD
24.8 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 12+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humour
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In-App Purchases
  1. The Oldie subscription £29.99
  2. The Oldie March 2016 £2.99
  3. The Oldie April 2016 £2.99


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