If you have any general queries about the Foundation’s work please don’t hesitate to get in touch with the relevant member of staff. For any rights queries about Orwell and his work, please contact The Orwell Estate (details below).

The Orwell Foundation

The Orwell Foundation is based at University College London’s Institute of Advanced Studies, on UCL’s Bloomsbury campus in central London. Because the Orwell Foundation’s office is currently closed and staff are working remotely the best way of contacting us is via email.

The Orwell Foundation
Institute of Advanced Studies
Room 1.18, South Wing, Wilkins Building
University College London
Gower Street | London


Office: (+44) 020 3108 1618

The Orwell Estate

The Orwell Estate is represented by the literary agency A. M. Heath. For any rights queries about Orwell and his works, please contact A. M. Heath directly.

Copyright in George Orwell’s works that were published in his lifetime ends on 1st January 2021 throughout the world, with the exception of the US and Spain where it continues. Copyright in writings first published after his death, such as letters and diaries, was established from the date of first publication.

Bill Hamilton

Literary executor, A. M. Heath

(+44) 020 7242 2811

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