Not the 1984 some of us remember, of course, all spiky hair and synthesisers. No, this trail explores George Orwell's dystopian nightmare: the world of Big Brother, the Thought Police and Room 101.
Our walk starts at BBC Broadcasting House and passes through the streets of Fitzrovia and Bloomsbury, well known to Orwell and inspiration for many of the scenes in the novel.
Along the route we re-examine the story of Winston Smith and his resistance to the all-powerful Party, interspersed with short readings from the novel. We also discuss whether the book actually has a happy ending! The walk ends at the Senate House after which we can all adjourn to a decidedly non-totalitarian pub or coffee house for refreshment.
Date and Time
Portico of All Souls Church by BBC Broadcasting House - nearest tube Oxford Circus (Bakerloo/Victoria/Central lines)
2 All Souls Place