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In these dark times, the great Barry Cryer, who turned 85 last week, is telling Oldie readers a daily joke
The Romans would have recognised the word – and associated it with kings, snakes and magic potion, says Harry Mount
As a British collector has his collection of James Bond guns stolen, Nicholas Shakespeare goes to Jamaica in search of Ian Fleming
Primary school history lessons now consist of watching the Terrible Tudors and Vile Victorians on screen, with no thought for fact or chronology. Zenga Longmore despairs
Tommy Mount, 19, in his first year at Edinburgh University, was just preparing for his exams when the lockdown kicked in...
To the French, everything about the English seems extravagant and unwieldy, not to say positively exotic on holiday, says Nathaniel Waugh
Cartoonist Nick Newman is on the search for the universal cartoon that's funny whatever the caption. Oldie cartoons have rich universal themes, writes the Old Un
During these difficult times, the great Barry Cryer, who's just turned 85, is telling Oldie readers a daily joke
The evaporation of London's social life means there's nothing to miss out on, says Harry Mount
During the coronavirus lockdown, the Abbey Road zebra crossing was repainted this week. Fifty years after the Beatles split up, Hunter Davies, their official biographer, remembers the world’s greatest band recording Abbey Road in the world’s most famous studios
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