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.

Featured articles

How to inspire voracious young readers

Peter Sipe tells of the importance of George Orwell’s writings (amongst others) in helping him face the challenges of teaching “Ambiguous” is a reliably fun word to teach sixth graders. They quickly grasp its essence and utility. I introduce it …

Winner of the 2014 Orwell Society Dystopian Short Story Competition

Winner of the 2014 Orwell Society Dystopian Short Story Competition: Tim Bancroft, of Birmingham City University The panel particularly admired Tim Bancroft’s story ‘Beyond Reasonable Doubt’ for a number of reasons: there was an intriguing plot, a pleasing economy with …

Far Beyond Mere Hackery: Orwell’s Journalism

Richard Lance Keeble, Chair of the Orwell Society and Professor of Journalism at the University of Lincoln, reviews Seeing Things As They Are: Selected Journalism and Other Writings by George Orwell (compiled by Peter Davison, published by Harvill Secker, £25) …

Shooting an Elephant, word-cloud

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