Cosford 2019

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

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70 Years of Nineteen Eighty-Four

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

Dystopian Fiction Result

Winner of student dystopian fiction prize announced Jon Platten, a student on the University of East Anglia’s MA Biography and Creative Nonfiction programme, is the winner of this year’s Orwell Society Dystopian Fiction Competition. According to the judges, his story, ‘The Report’, cleverly captured some intriguing dystopian elements (such as the Aspiration Compliance Centre, Communications…Read more Dystopian Fiction Result