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25 years of The Week

Join the celebration

In difficult times, it's important to find reasons to be cheerful - and we couldn't think of a better reason than our 25th birthday.

To mark the occasion we've put together some special bonus content for our readers, including a behind-the-scenes exclusive with Howard McWilliam as he creates one of our brilliant covers and a 25th celebration special of our award-winning podcast The Week Unwrapped.

To start things off, here's a special message from our Founding Editor Jeremy O'Grady as he reminisces on how it all began.

We hope you enjoy exploring, and here's to another 25 years. 

The Week team


              An  anniversary message from Jeremy O'Grady, Founding Editor



Howard McWilliam on the art of The Week

Our illustrated covers are part of the heart and soul of the magazine, and may be the first thing that springs to mind when you think of The Week.

The satirical style that has come to reflect who we are so effortlessly is created by Howard McWilliam, who has been producing our eye-catching covers for the last thirteen years.

Join him in this exclusive insight into his creative process, as he takes you behind-the-scenes from the initial concept all the way to the finished artwork.




The Week Unwrapped Special

Olly Mann is joined by Jeremy O'Grady (Founding Editor), Caroline Law (Editor in Chief) and Theo Tait (Editor) for a special anniversary edition of The Week Unwrapped podcast.

The editorial team reflect on the beginnings of the magazine, the challenges they've faced and how The Week has adapted and changed over the years. They also describe how they analyse more than 200 news sources every week, sharing an insight into their well-honed process for deciding what goes into each issue.

The Week Unwrapped



Competition Winner


Congratulations to our competition winner!

Over 3,000 of you entered our anniversary competition to win a bespoke piece of artwork by Howard McWilliam, and we're happy to announce our lucky winner is Louise Goldsmith. 

Here she is with her original portrait, we think it looks brilliant. Thank you to everyone who entered and joined us in celebrating our anniversary.