By Richard Lance Keeble In March we published Professor Peter Davison's thoughts about George Orwell and film, in which Peter Davison used his experience in the industry to reflect on Orwell's attitudes. Now Professor Richard Lance Keeble begins an examination of Orwell's biographers and their treatment of his film work. Orwell, in effect, invented…Read more Orwell and Films: Another Look
Winner of £3,000 Journalism Bursary Announced * Elizabeth Howcroft is the winner of this year’s £3,000 journalism bursary awarded by The Orwell Society. A graduate of Cambridge University (where she gained a First in English), she is to take on the position of editorial trainee at Reuters in September. She said: 'The clarity and lucidity…Read more 2019 Bursary Winner
* Special Offer to OS Members * The next issue of the biannual journal, George Orwell Studies, celebrates the 70th anniversary of the publication of Nineteen Eighty-Four with seven international scholars sharing their personal reflections on the novel. They are Ron Bateman, Carol Biederstadt, Kristin Bluemel, Jesús Isaías Gómez López, John Rodden, Martin Stollery and D. J. Taylor. In addition, Douglas Kerr contributes an…Read more George Orwell Studies
By Peter Davison * We have previously been privileged to publish the memoirs of Professor Peter Davison, editor of the Complete Works of George Orwell. Now Professor Davison offers some reflections on his war-time work in film, and his subsequent thoughts about George Orwell's seeming lack of interest in the same. * I read with…Read more Orwell and Film
An appeal by Dr Kenneth Blackwell, editor of the Bertrand Russell papers. * My query concerns the whereabouts of two letters from Bertrand Russell to George Orwell. These letters existed in 1967, just a year before the Collected Essays, Journalism and Letters was published in 4 volumes. In that year, on April 4th, Sonia Orwell…Read more Wrote Russell to Orwell?
On Saturday March 16th members of the Orwell Society met at RAF Cosford, a museum, for a day of education on the period of the Cold War. Members Paul and Sue Rowlands reflect on their day. * * With 2019 the seventieth anniversary of the publication of 1984, RAF Cosford and its museum of the…Read more Cosford 2019
Fourth George Orwell Studies Symposium At Goldsmith's College, London Thursday May 9th 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets free. It's been 70 years since the publication of one of the most influential novels in the history of modern literature, George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four. Goldsmiths, in association with the Orwell Society, presents a day of argument,…Read more 70 Years of Nineteen Eighty-Four