This year’s Orwell Memorial Lecture was given by Michael Rosen, the writer, broadcaster and Children’s Laureate, at Birkbeck College. He chose as his subject ‘The Politics of Response: Orwell’s contribution to the questions of how we read and what reading is for’.
- Michael Rosen: Orwell Lecture 2007 – The Politics of Response (full text)
- Gavin Freeguard: Orwell Lecture 2007 (blogpost)
- Orwell Lecture 2011: Alan Rusbridger (video)
- Orwell Lecture 2010: Ferdinand Mount (video)
- Orwell Lecture 2009: Hilary Mantel (video)
- Orwell Lecture 2008: Andrew O’Hagan (video)
- Birkbeck College: George Orwell lectures