Nineteen Eighty-Four Reading Project: Free Book Collection Points

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George Owell's Nineteen Eighty-Four Reading Project

2019 marks the 70th anniversary of the first publication of George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four. It’s a book that is as relevant today as when first published, covering as it does totalitarianism; fake news; the suppression of dissent and freedom; two-minute hate (the equivalent of online mobs and ‘lock her up’ chants); Big Brother and surveillance; doublethink; social media spying; strong men in power where tyrannies rule. The growth of populism, nationalism and fears for the future of democracy are often seen as Orwellian. Nineteen Eighty-Four is a book that has lost none of its power and remains full of ideas about the way we live, work, learn and protest today. It’s a guide for troubled times.

To encourage wide learning and debate, Festival of Ideas is creating a mass reading group with the distribution of 1000 free copies of Nineteen Eighty-Four. We want people in the city to read the book, discuss it, and provide reactions and responses to it.

Register here to receive details about collecting a book.


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