Digital Dystopias: Orwell's 1984 and the Internet Age

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Newspeak House

133-135 Bethnal Green Road, E2 7DG · London

How to find us

Nearest station: Shoreditch High St.

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Come to the first of our series of talks given by members of the ORG community. We'll be kicking off with a session on surveillance and totalitarianism in literature, and how the nightmarish world of George Orwell's '1984,' as well as the work of other writers, can still be seen as relevant for the digital age. The talk will be lead by Dr. Simon Willmetts, lecturer in American Studies at the University of Hull.

There will time for a Q&A afterwards before we de-camp to the pub. There will be soft drinks available and there is no pressure to consume alcohol. Please come along and bring any interested friends.

There will be some food and drink available at the meeting.