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Help keep Orwell’s legacy alive as a Friend or Patron

19 April 2023

Become a Friend or Patron of The Orwell Foundation and join a remarkable group of inspirational people enjoying long-term involvement with the official charity promoting the work and values of George Orwell (1903–1950). George Orwell’s commitment t… find out more

Down, Not Out: our new podcast

12 April 2023

The Orwell Foundation has recently launched a new podcast series to accompany the Orwell Prize for Reporting Homelessness. Entitled Down, Not Out and produced in partnership with the Centre for Homelessness Impact and the Prison Radio Association, the thr… find out more

The Orwell Prize for Reporting Homelessness 2023: Deadline Extension

16 March 2023

The Orwell Foundation is extending the deadline of the Orwell Prize for Reporting Homelessness 2023 to 17th April 2023. The Foundation is also launching a new podcast to accompany the prize, Down, Not Out, which is being produced in partnership with spons… find out more

West-Mids students to come together for a unique day of journalism and creative writing workshops

01 March 2023

10th March 2023, Coventry University  On Friday 10th March more than 100 school students from across the West Midlands will come together at Coventry University for a unique day of creative writing and journalism workshops inspired by the 2023 Orwell… find out more

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