Institute of Advanced Studies (IAS)


UCL Festival of Culture: 1984 Live

06 June 2017, 9:00 am–10:00 pm

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Chancellor's Hall, Senate House, University of London Malet St, London WC1E 7HU

George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four has recently topped bestseller lists all over the world as people turn to fiction and Orwell's stark values to explain contemporary events. The novel's exploration of propaganda, lies, privacy and the political role of the distortion of language is as relevant now as it was in the hard times in which it was written.

Join us for a live, start-to-finish reading of Nineteen Eighty-Four in Senate House, the inspiration for the novel's Ministry of Truth featuring prominent thinkers, actors, writers and politicians as well as members of the public and young people The unique event, which has never before been staged in the UK, will be directed by Hannah Price and live-streamed online. 

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