Room 103 @Oxford University

A week-long event in Oxford exploring the legacy and impact of George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four.

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10 October 5.30pm-8pm

The Sultan Nazrin Shah Centre, Worcester College, Oxford OX1 2HB

A conversation about contemporary journalism and politics with

Carole Cadwalladr – winner of the Orwell Prize 2018

Fintan O’Toole – winner of the Orwell Prize 2017


Showing short films by Kath Wilkinson, Sonia Boué, Kerry Baldry,  Dave and Will Stephens, Emma Saunders, Glenn Ibbitson


11 October 2019 9am-5pm

The Nash Room, Worcester College, Oxford OX1 2HB

9.15 Greeting 

9.20 Jean Seaton, ‘Orwell and Fear’ 

9.40 Joshua Dienstag, ‘Orwell’s Pessimism’

10.40-11.10 Coffee Break

11.10 Anna Vaninskaya, ‘Speaking Truth to Power: George Orwell and Victor Serge’ 

11.30 Dorian Lynskey, ‘Orwellspeak: How the Language of Nineteen Eighty-Four Infiltrated Politics and Journalism in the 1950s

12.30-1.30 Lunch

1.30 Joanna Kavenna, ‘How to Live in an Unreal Reality’: The Power of Fiction in a Post-Truth Age’ 

1.50 Victoria Bateman, ‘Speaking Naked Truth to Power’

2.40-3.10 Coffee Break

3.10 Nathan Waddell: ‘Oceania’s Dirt: Mess, Filth and Nausea in Nineteen Eighty-Four’ 

3.30 Greg Claeys, ‘Orwell for the Twenty-First Century’

4.20. Concluding Remarks


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10-17th October 9am-7pm

Foyer of the English Faculty Building, Manor Road, OX1 3QU

A selection of art inspired by Orwell’s novel by Tony Baker, Alan Pergusey, Paul Steffan Jones, Nigel Pugh, Liam Ainscough, Garry Barker, Mark Elmore, Kath Wilkinson, Glenn Ibbitson.

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