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The Oldie - - CONTENTS -

On the pod­cast, lis­ten to Nicky Haslam ex­plain to Harry Mount why he’s proudly nonUni. Tony Blair’s vi­sion in 1999 of half of all young peo­ple go­ing on to higher ed­u­ca­tion came true this year, but Haslam is de­lighted not to have a de­gree. Lucy Leth­bridge cel­e­brates the 100th birth­day of the Blue Guide and in­ter­views au­thor Nigel Mcgilchrist, who’s writ­ten a stag­ger­ing 20 books about the Greek is­lands. Lis­ten to Tony Adams, An­drew Roberts and Alan John­son speak­ing at Oldie Literary Lunches. Plus 32 ex­tra ar­ti­cles from Oldie blogs. Read Ray­mond Briggs’s trib­ute to an­i­ma­tor Roger Main­wood. And Gyles Bran­dreth praises learn­ing po­ems by heart; it makes you hap­pier and staves off de­men­tia.

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