Past events

The Orwell Prize Longlist 2015: Announcement

  This year’s Orwell Prize longlist will be announced on this website at noon on Wednesday the 25th of March. It will include the longlisted Read more

Wednesday 25 March, 2015

The Broken Glass Ceiling: is gender no longer a barrier to success?

What are the barriers to professional success for women in Britain today? Gender equality has changed dramatically in recent decades, yet misogynies remain, and intragender Read more

Tuesday 2 December, 2014

Anatomy Theatre
Strand Campus
King's College London

The Orwell Lecture 2014

For the annual Orwell Lecture, David Kynaston will discuss ‘Whatever Happened to Social Mobility’, on Wednesday 12 November. David Kynaston is a professional historian who Read more

Wednesday 12 November, 2014

JZ Young Lecture Theatre
Anatomy Building,
Gower Street, WC1E 6BT

The Orwell Prize 2015 Launch Debate: What Makes a Political Life?

Winner of the Orwell Prize for Books 2014, Alan Johnson MP, is in conversation with David Davis MP about how politics can shape lives, and Read more

Thursday 23 October, 2014

The Frontline Club
13 Norfolk Place
London W2 1QJ

Buxton Festival 2014: The Housing Crisis and the Countryside

The Housing Crisis and the Countryside, ’Buried by a kind of volcanic eruption from the outer suburbs’ (George Orwell, Coming Up For Air). Thursday 24 July, Read more

Thursday 24 July, 2014

Pavillion Arts Centre
St John's Road
Buxton SK17 6BE

‘Adapting Orwell’ with Michael Radford

The Almeida Theatre, in conjunction with The Orwell Prize The director of the Orwell Prize, Professor Jean Seaton, will be in conversation with Oscar nominated Read more

Wednesday 26 March, 2014

The Almeida Theatre
N1 1TA

Adapting Orwell, at The Almeida Theatre

The Almeida Theatre, in conjunction with The Orwell Prize The director of the Orwell Prize, Professor Jean Seaton, will be in conversation with the creators Read more

Thursday 6 March, 2014

The Almeida Theatre
N1 1TA

In conversation with A.T. Williams

Director of The Orwell Prize, Jean Seaton, will join 2013 Books winner A.T, Williams in conversation at Cambridge Wordfest Winter 2013. They will discuss the Read more

Sunday 1 December, 2013

Winstanley Lecture Theatre, Trinity College
Cambridge CB2 1TQ

The Orwell Lecture 2013: Professor Tariq Ramadan

This year’s Orwell Lecture will be given by Professor Tariq Ramadan of Oxford University on ‘Democratising the Middle East: A New Role for the West’ Read more

Tuesday 12 November, 2013

Cruciform B304 - LT1
University College London
Gower Street, WC1E 6BT

Launch 2014: Internet and the modern self

Speakers Helen Goodman MP (Labour Party politician, Member of Parliament for Bishop Auckland since 2005) Anna Chen (Madam Miaow Says, writer and broadcaster, previously shortlisted Read more

Monday 21 October, 2013

Frontline Club
Norfolk Road
London W2 1QJ

Brian Sewell in conversation with John Bird: Tramping Today – Marking the 110th Anniversary of George Orwell’s Birth

Frequently – to the point of cliché in fact – described as Britain’s most famous and controversial art critic, Brian Sewell is so much more; Read more

Wednesday 9 October, 2013

The Gallery
Charing Cross Road

Discussion: Dystopian Visions of the Future

The Burgess Foundation and the Orwell Prize present a special event looking at dystopian visions of the future. Taking as a starting-point George Orwell’s totalitarian Read more

Thursday 27 June, 2013

International Anthony Burgess Foundation
Engine House, Chorlton Mill,
3 Cambridge Street, Manchester M1 5BY

Awards Ceremony 2013

This year’s awards ceremony will start at 6.30pm (drinks), with the winners being announced from 7pm. The ceremony is being held at Church House, Westminster, Read more

Wednesday 15 May, 2013

Church House
Dean's Yard, Westminster
London SW1P 3NZ

Orwell Prize Shortlist Event 2013: When censorship declines does freedom emerge?

Speakers Nita May OBE (Producer for the BBC Burmese Service) Tayzar Moe Myint (Former Burmese political prisoner and UN Development Program Analyst) Julia Farringdon (Head Read more

Wednesday 17 April, 2013

The Boardroom, University of Westminster
307 Regent St
London W1B 2UW

The Irrawaddy Literary Festival

The Orwell Prize will be at the Irrawaddy Literary Festival, Burma’s first international literary festival, with three panel discussions. Friday 1st February 3.30pm Writing Under Read more

Friday 1 February, 2013

Inya Lake Hotel

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