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Launched in 2011, The Orwell Society aims to promote an understanding and appreciation of the life and work of George Orwell (1903-1950), journalist, essayist, political commentator and author of such major novels as Animal Farm and Nineteen Eighty-Four. The Society is a registered charity in the UK with the charitable purpose of educating the public including through publication of original material in a bi-annual journal and on this site, an annual dystopian short story prize for university students, and by arranging academic symposia and other educational events.

Members of the Society help us to achieve these aims and the Society currently has members from throughout the world. By joining you will receive the Society’s journal and be invited to the AGM, at which a talk in Orwell’s honour will be given, as well as to other events organised by the Society. These have included trips to the sites in Spain where Orwell fought during the Civil War of 1936-1937, to the farm house on the remote island of Jura in the Inner Hebrides where Orwell spent some of the last years of his life; and to places in London associated with Orwell. The Society has a Facebook page open to all and another for discussion for members only. Richard Blair, Orwell’s son, is Patron of the Society.

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