as Societies Meet for the First Time
A joint meeting between the George Orwell Society and the H. G. Wells Society is to be held in Fitzroy Square, London, on Friday July 19. The meeting is open to the public – and free.
Photograph of H G Wells from Wikipedia
Professor Tim Crook, of Goldsmiths, University of London, will speak on ‘Orwell and H. G. Wells: Nineteen Eighty-Four and The Rights of Man’ while the title of the talk by Les Hurst, an Orwell Society committee member, is ‘A Flower Does Not Become Less Wonderful’. He comments: ‘If George Orwell did not know the scientific method when the Second World War began, he had mastered it by the end. On the way it was one of the tools with which he analysed the work of H. G. Wells, to Wells’s chagrin.’
Professor Patrick Parrinder, of Reading University and President of the H. G. Wells Society, will speak on ‘Orwell and Wells’s The Sleeper Awakes‘.
Richard Blair, Patron of the Orwell Society and son of George Orwell, will talk on the activities of the OS.
The meeting starts at 7.30 pm in the Mahatma Gandhi Hall at the Indian YMCA Hostel, 41 Fitzroy Square, Fitzrovia, London W1T 6AQ. All welcome. The venue is accessible to people with disabilities.