Past events

The Orwell Lecture 2015

Speaker: Rowan Williams, Baron Williams of Oystermouth Title: Words, War and Reason: Orwell and Thomas Merton on the Crises of Language 6PM start, followed by drinks Read more

Tuesday 17 November, 2015

University College London

The Orwell Prize 2016 opens for entries

Entries for the Orwell Prize 2016 will open on 30th October 2015. Details to follow. In the mean time, take a look at our rules Read more

Friday 30 October, 2015

The Orwell Prize 2016 Launch Debate

  The Orwell Prize 2016 will be launched by Ken Macdonald QC on Wednesday 28th October at the Frontline Club, London W2 1QJ. Following the launch, David Loyn will Read more

Wednesday 28 October, 2015

The Frontline Club
W2 1QJ

2015 Prizegiving Event

On the evening of Thursday the 21st of May, the Orwell Prize will hold its annual prizegiving ceremony, in which three prizes will be awarded Read more

Thursday 21 May, 2015

2015 Shortlist debate and announcement

“Is there an Unreported Britain? The democratic deficit and the new contours of want” The Boardroom 309 Regent Street University of Westminster W1B 2HW London Read more

Tuesday 21 April, 2015

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

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