Tuesday 21 November 2017 @ 18:30


Gustave Tuck LT, South Wing, Wilkins Building, University College London, Gower Street, WC1E 6BT

A.L. Kennedy’s Orwell Lecture at University College London

“Orwell with Women”

Join us for our 2017 annual lecture examining Orwell’s complex relationship with women given by author, journalist and comedian AL Kennedy: Tuesday 21st October in the Gustav Tuck Lecture Theatre, University College London.

Deeply associated with political thinking – and our increasingly rapid descent into newspeak and unhistory – Orwell was also a meticulously close observer of women and placed them at the centre of his imaginative life.

A famously self-contained man, often part of all-male groups, Orwell nevertheless had an enduring and vital relationship with the female. The talk will look at the different threads of this relationship.

Alison (A L) Kennedy is an award-winning author, stand-up comedian, journalist and Associate Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Warwick. Her fiction includes Day (winner of the Costa Book of the Year Award 2007), The Blue Book and Serious Sweet.

Doors will open at 6.20pm. The Lecture will begin at 6.30pm. Tickets to the Orwell Lectures are free, all welcome. To book, follow the link below.

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