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3 February 2021

Subscriber of the week: Gerry Farrell

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What do you do?

Art dealer.

Where do you live?

Balham, south London.

Do you vote?

Yes, always.

How long have you been a subscriber?

Five years.

What made you start?

I liked New Scientist and decided to try something else with “New” in the title.

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My wife likes to dip in.

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What pages do you flick to first?

I start at the front.

How do you read yours?

In the bath on Saturday.

What would you like to see more of in the NS?

It suits me fine as it is.

Who are your favourite NS writers?

Emily Tamkin, Philip Collins, Stefan Buczacki.

Who would you put on the cover of the NS?

YouTube’s Dr John Campbell, or Marsha de Cordova MP.

With which political figure would you least like to be stuck in a lift?

The current cabinet.

All-time favourite NS article?

A piece by Peter Wilby in the first issue I picked up.

The New Statesman is…

What has kept me sane, informed, comforted and amused over 300 days of shielding in my house. 


This article appears in the 03 Feb 2021 issue of the New Statesman, Europe’s tragedy