If you have a question, please email the team at For any copyright queries, please contact the Orwell Estate directly (see below).

Stay in touch

With the launch of our new Friends’ and Patrons’ schemes, it has never been easier to support our work and keep up-to-date with our activities. However, there are also plenty of other ways to get the Foundation on your telescreen.

For instance, you can sign-up to our regular newsletter for the latest news about all our prizes and events. Our Substack magazine will also send you regular insights and interviews from our network of writers and journalists, while by subscribing to our serial Orwell Daily you’ll receive curated extracts from Orwell’s work direct to your inbox.

We are also in all the usual places:

The Orwell Estate

The Orwell Estate is represented by the literary agency A. M. Heath. For any rights queries or mail for the Orwell Estate, please contact A. M. Heath directly (details below). The Orwell Foundation does not and cannot issue permissions.

Copyright in George Orwell’s works that were published in his lifetime ended on 1st January 2021 in the UK but continues in the US. There is also an exception for some letters, diaries and notebooks first published in the ‘Complete Orwell’, and some letters that are as yet unpublished. For US quotation, apply for permission to HarperCollins US.

The Orwell Estate has also established trade marks.

Bill Hamilton

Literary executor, A. M.

(+44) 020 7242 2811

Our Office

Thanks to our partners at University College London, we have a small office at the Institute of Advanced Studies, on UCL’s Bloomsbury campus. Mail for the Foundation should be sent to the address below. Mail for the Orwell Estate should be directed to A. M. Heath.

The Orwell Foundation
Institute of Advanced Studies
University College London
Gower Street | London


(+44) 020 3108 1618

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