Orwell and Freedom

As we approach Banned Books Week 2018 we consider George Orwell and his struggle against oppression and silence. That took the form of essays such as "The Prevention of Literature", and more practical efforts. It is thought that the only organisation in which George Orwell took a organising role was the Freedom Defence Committee. Steve…Read more Orwell and Freedom

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UNESCO Register

The Orwell Society is pleased to announce that George Orwell's personal archive has been added to the UNESCO register. The archive is held at University College London. Image from the Orwell Archive George Orwell’s personal archive added to UNESCO register (on the UCL website; 19th September 2018) UCL Press Release For immediate release George Orwell’s…Read more UNESCO Register

2018 Bursary Awarded

First winner of Orwell Society Journalism Bursary announced Peter Chappell, a recent Cambridge University graduate, is the first winner of The Orwell Society’s £1,500 bursary for journalism students. Peter starts his postgraduate newspaper course at City, University of London, on 17 September. The bursaries were open to undergraduate and post-graduate students in the UK. Applicants…Read more 2018 Bursary Awarded

Science and International Literature

Dr Gleb Zilberstein's investigation of George Orwell's health involved examining a letter written to Sergey Dinamov, editor of International Literature, a magazine published in Moscow, and distributed in several European languages. Here we describe the magazine itself, with some examples. Photograph supplied by Dr Zilberstein International Literature was dedicated to a Marxist or progressive reading,…Read more Science and International Literature