Dr Goebbels’ Newsreels

A comparison between Josef Goebbels' intentions, as shown by some of his diary entries, and George Orwell's extrapolation of wartime propaganda through newsreels, looking at the atrocities in Orwell's fictional account with the actual events described by Goebbels.   For nearly half a century, from the 1920s to the 1970s, much of the world got…Read more Dr Goebbels’ Newsreels


Orwell on Screen

After much research, enormous effort and long labour David Ryan's George Orwell On Screen is now available. Published by McFarland, it has an introduction by A L Kennedy, who delivered the Orwell Lecture in 2017. * * Among the subjects covered, in chronological order, in George Orwell On Screen are adaptations, documentaries and docudramas on…Read more Orwell on Screen

Ruth Pitter

Ruth Pitter's name appears in the biographies of George Orwell as the Southwold friend who found him lodgings in London, when the would-be writer decided to place himself closer to the contacts and possible contracts that would make life as writer possible. * Ruth Pitter was born in 1897 and had been a friend of…Read more Ruth Pitter

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