Launched in 2011, orwellsociety.com exists to support and promote the work of the newly established Orwell Society. The society has been set up to create a means by which anyone can become better acquainted with, and share their appreciation for, the life and work of George Orwell. Those joining the society have exclusive access to the discussion forum on this site – and will be invited to the AGM, at which a talk in Orwell’s honour will be given, as well as to other events the society succeeds in organising over the coming months and years. Full details of joining can be found above.

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‘Wildflower’ film about Eileen O’Shaughnessy, Orwell’s first wife

On the 26th March, Richard & Eleanor Blair and Liz and I went to see the first screening of this film by Gary Wilkinson on Eileen O’Shaughnessy, Orwell’s first wife. Gary Wilkinson is a self funded film maker who makes …

Dystopian fiction prize to commemorate Nineteen Eighty-Four anniversary

To commemorate the 65th anniversary of the publication of George Orwell’s great dystopian novel Nineteen Eighty-Four, the Orwell Society is organising a competition for students (both BA and MA) at British universities. Dystopian narratives of 3,000 words should be sent …


The following is a translation of the handout at the Maurin Sanatorium where Orwell was hospitalised during the Spanish Civil War, which David Harding (one of 13, in footsteps of ErIc Blair,to Spain in May 2013) has obtained translation.   …

Shooting an Elephant, word-cloud

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