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3 March 2021

Subscriber of the Week: Cate Rowntree

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What do you do?

Retired radiologist.

Where do you live?

Blackheath, south-east London.

Do you vote?

Yes, for over 50 years.

How long have you been a subscriber?

For about ten years.

What made you start?


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Is the NS bug in the family?

My husband reads it.

What pages do you flick to first?

Peter Wilby, he’s both amusing and informative.

How do you read yours?

With enthusiasm.

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

Articles on combating the climate emergency.

Who are your favourite NS writers?

Stephen Bush, Jason Cowley, and I miss Helen Lewis.

Who would you put on the cover of the NS?

My grandchildren: to remind us why we must face up to the climate emergency.

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

Priti Patel.

All-time favourite NS article?

Ed Docx’s article “The Peak” about Dr Jim Down.

The New Statesman is…

A highlight of my week, especially in lockdown. 

This article appears in the 03 Mar 2021 issue of the New Statesman, Humanity vs the virus