Oxford 2010: How do we stop torture – again?

  • Clare Algar (executive director of Reprieve)
  • Ian Cobain (The Guardian, winner of the Paul Foot Award)
  • Chaired by Jean Seaton (Director of the Orwell Prize)

The fifth of the Orwell Prize’s events at the Sunday Times Oxford Literary Festival 2010.

‘The object of persecution is persecution. The object of torture is torture. The object of power is power. Now do you begin to understand me?’ asks O’Brien while interrogating Winston Smith in Orwell’s 1984. But over the last few years, torture has moved from the pages of novels and history books into newspapers. Our panel examine how and why

  • Clare Algar’s presentation
  • The Orwell Prize: 1984 and torture
  • Sunday Times Oxford Literary Festival
  • Orwell Prize events at the Oxford Literary Festival 2010
  • Orwell Prize events at the Oxford Literary Festival 2009
  • Orwell Prize event at the Oxford Literary Festival 2008

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