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ALEXANDER CHANCELLOR, THE EDITOR, WRITES: 'The idea for The Oldie magazine was cooked up by its founding editor, Richard Ingrams, and myself with the support and encouragement of others among our friends. It was envisaged as a light-hearted alternative to a press obsessed with youth and celebrity, a truly independent, free-thinking magazine. The Oldie offers almost no advice about retirement or how to grow old, but keeps you young with a steady supply of wit, entertainment and bracing guest good sense.'

All life is here: books, travel, the arts but also the completely original: I Once Met column, where readers write about their chance encounters with the famous or infamous; Still With Us, which catches up with people you might have thought were dead, and our World's Worst Dumps slot, where readers reveal their most horrific travel tales.

The Oldie is published 13 times a year.

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