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

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The Comfort of Pacifism?

Our North American correspondent, Carol Biederstadt, recently attended a talk by Eric Laursen, who spoke about his new book on George Orwell and pacifism in the Second World War. She tells us about it now. *   “Is There Such Thing As a Good War?” Eric Laursen Speaks on The Duty to Stand Aside by…Read more The Comfort of Pacifism?

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