George Orwell's son revisits Jura

[Daily Record] RICHARD Blair has asked that his ashes be scattered on his boat, set alight and swept into the maelstrom of the Gulf of Corryvreckan. It is ironic that he will rest there, the whirlpool in which he and his famous father George Orwell almost drowned in 1947. The notorious waters lie to the…Read more George Orwell's son revisits Jura

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George Orwell’s adopted son to give talk at University of Lincoln

Richard Blair, the adopted son of George Orwell and Patron of the Orwell Society, is to give a keynote presentation to a symposium at the University of Lincoln on 12 June. The symposium, which is free and open to the public, is being organised by Richard Lance Keeble, Professor of Journalism and chair of the…Read more George Orwell’s adopted son to give talk at University of Lincoln

'Wildflower' film about Eileen O'Shaughnessy, Orwell's first wife

On the 26th March, Richard & Eleanor Blair and Liz and I went to see the first screening of this film by Gary Wilkinson on Eileen O'Shaughnessy, Orwell's first wife. Gary Wilkinson is a self funded film maker who makes really excellent films about the people and history of his local area of South Shields,…Read more 'Wildflower' film about Eileen O'Shaughnessy, Orwell's first wife

Orwell Society Annual General Meeting (AGM) 2014

The third Annual General Meeting (“AGM”) for members of The Orwell Society will be held on Saturday April 26th 2014 from 11.00am at St. Antony’s College, Oxford.   We are delighted to announce that the AGM will be followed by a talk from Timothy Garton Ash, Professor of European Studies at Oxford University, historian and distinguished authority…Read more Orwell Society Annual General Meeting (AGM) 2014