The Orwell Society Bursaries for Academic Year 2016-17

The Orwell Society is offering £1,000 Bursaries for Academic Year 2016-17

The Orwell Society has gained charitable status in recognition of its aim to promote understanding of the life and works of George Orwell. Orwell’s novels, essays, and journalism continue to offer inspiration and insights to many people. This is clear from the increasing attention paid to his work throughout the world.

Teachers and journalists are uniquely placed to encourage the appreciation of Orwell.

Does Orwell inspire you? Do you wish to share your inspiration?

Will you, in September/October this year, be a final year undergraduate student preparing to be a journalist or a teacher (or postgraduate teacher programme equivalent), The Orwell Society is offering one final year bursary of £1,000 to each, to be awarded to the winners of the competitions.

The full terms and conditions for the competitions can be obtained by emailing us with Bursary – Teacher or Bursary – Journalist in the header.

Each competition requires you to write a 1,000 word essay and to produce another piece of work, which is relevant to your chosen profession. Writers of the three best entries in each category will be invited to London to be interviewed by a panel of experts. For journalism they will be Richard Blair, son of Orwell and Patron of the Orwell Society, Richard Lance Keeble, Professor of Journalism at the University of Lincoln and chair of The Orwell Society, and Dr Judith Townend, journalist and Director of the Information Law and Policy Centre at the University of London. For teaching, they will be Richard Blair, son of Orwell and Patron of the Orwell Society, Mike Neary, Professor of Sociology, and former Dean of Teaching and Learning at the University of Lincoln, and Selina Todd, Professor of Modern History at the University of Oxford.

If you would like to make a commitment to helping The Orwell Society promote interest in the life and works of George Orwell, then enter now.