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Who’s in control? Sunderland students to take part in new Orwell Youth Prize Regional Hub

26 January 2023

This Friday the 27th January, one hundred school students from across Darlington, Durham and Sunderland will arrive at the University of Sunderland for a day of creative writing and critical thinking workshops inspired by the 2023 Orwell Youth Prize theme… find out more

Orwell Daily to serialise Orwell’s Wigan Pier diaries

18 January 2023

From 31st January 2023 subscribers to Orwell Daily will be able follow George Orwell in 'real-time' as he makes his famous journey to Wigan Pier. George Orwell travelled to England’s industrial north between January and March 1936 to report on living… find out more

Inaugural judging panel for Reporting Homelessness Prize announced

14 December 2022

We are delighted to announce the judging panel for the new Orwell Prize for Reporting Homelessness, sponsored by the Centre for Homelessness Impact. The Prize will be chaired by distinguished journalist and editor Alan Rusbridger. Alan is joined by an … find out more

Orwell Prizes 2023 open for entry

22 November 2022

The Orwell Prizes 2023 open today, inviting entries which aim to capture the spirit of George Orwell's iconic work across books, journalism, broadcast and new media - including The Orwell Youth Prize for young writers and a new Prize for Reporting Homeles… find out more

Lisa Nandy MP to deliver The Orwell Memorial Lecture 2022

15 November 2022

The Foundation is delighted to announce that Lisa Nandy MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, will deliver this year's Orwell Memorial Lecture on the topic 'Wigan, the World and Everywhere in Between - How We Build a Cou… find out more

Coming soon: Orwell Daily

21 October 2022

Orwell Daily is a new way to read some of the greatest political writing ever written, exclusively on Substack. From Friday 28th October 2022 subscribers will receive daily, bite-sized, carefully curated extracts from Orwell's works - beginning with the c… find out more

New Orwell Prize for Reporting Homelessness

17 October 2022

The Orwell Foundation is launching a new prize, aimed at highlighting issues around homelessness. Working alongside The Centre for Homelessness Impact, The Orwell Prize for Reporting Homelessness 2023 will celebrate the art of evidence-led storytelling, a… find out more

The Orwell Youth Prize 2022: Thank You To Teachers!

31 August 2022

The support of teachers and schools is invaluable in making the Orwell Youth Prize a success. From Barnstable to Rochdale, the work of teachers allows us to grow and develop the Prize each year, reaching more young people throughout the country with our i… find out more

Professor Peter Davison

19 August 2022

Professor Peter Davison The Orwell Foundation is deeply saddened to announce the death of Professor Peter Davison, one of the pre-eminent authorities on the life and works of George Orwell, and, with the assistance of his late wife Sheila, Orwell’s lon… find out more

Join the team: The Orwell Foundation is hiring

01 August 2022

The Orwell Foundation is looking for an Office Administrator (part-time 0.8 FTE) and a Finance Officer (part-time, 0.2 FTE) to join our small team. Read on for more information about each role and how to apply. Please be aware that each role has a separat… find out more