News & Events

Orwell Lecture postponed until the New Year

14 November 2019

We are sorry to say that we have had to postpone Daniel Finkelstein's Orwell Memorial Lecture, 'How to Predict An Election', scheduled for the 19th November, as well as the accompanying Archive Event with D. J. Taylor. We are rescheduling for the spring a… find out more

The Orwell Foundation and the Institute of Advanced Studies launch new scheme for Orwell scholars

07 November 2019

The Institute of Advanced Studies and the Orwell Foundation have launched a new scheme for researchers working on aspects of the life and work of George Orwell and his contribution to the Humanities and Social Sciences. Orwell Visiting Fellows will be … find out more

Orwell Journalism Judges Announced, Prizes Open

06 November 2019

Two expert panels of judges have been announced for the highly sought-after Orwell Prizes for Journalism and Orwell Prize for Exposing Britain’s Social Evils, which open for entry today, Wednesday 6th November 2019. Broadcaster Iain Dale will Chair t… find out more

Judges announced for The Orwell Prize for Political Fiction and The Orwell Prize for Political Writing

17 September 2019

A prestigious panel of judges has been announced for the UK's most prominent prizes for political writing. Jude Kelly CBE will chair the panel judging The Orwell Prize for Political Fiction alongside Tom Gatti, Sarah Shaffi and Dr Matthew Sperling while T… find out more

We’re hiring!

05 September 2019

The Orwell Foundation and the Orwell Youth Prize are currently recruiting a (part-time, 2 days a week) Prize and Programme Coordinator to support the running of our flagship programme, The Orwell Prizes, alongside a broader programme of events. Support… find out more

Orwell Prize winners imagine the future of work: new short stories from the Orwell Foundation & RSA

26 July 2019

How can fiction help us think about the future and where our society may be heading? The Orwell Foundation and the RSA launch a new collection on the future of work in an age of radical technologies. The stories are curated by the RSA and the Orwell Found… find out more

Orwell Youth Prize winners revealed: Young writers attend Celebration Day

05 July 2019

Today, Friday 5th July at Pembroke College, Oxford, the Orwell Youth Prize announced this year’s winners, runners-up and highly commended entries. The winners were awarded with their prizes by Bill Hamilton, Executor of the Orwell Estate, and Christine … find out more

Winners of Orwell Prizes 2019 revealed

25 June 2019

The winners of The Orwell Prizes 2019 were announced this evening, Tuesday 25th June, at a special event at 20 Bedford Way celebrating the seventieth anniversary of the publication of George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four.  Two panels of distinguished … find out more

Orwell Prize Ceremony 2019: tickets released

18 June 2019

The Orwell Foundation is delighted to be able to make available a limited number of public tickets for this year's Orwell Prize Ceremony 2019. Registration is free and can be made via Eventbrite. We look forward to seeing you there! Join the Orwell Fou… find out more

The Orwell Prizes 2019: Shortlists announced

10 June 2019

Shortlists for the 2019 Orwell Prizes were announced today, Monday 10th June 2019, including the inaugural Orwell Prize for Political Fiction sponsored by Richard Blair and A. M. Heath and Orwell Prize for Political Writing. The Orwell Prizes aim to … find out more