George Orwell

George Orwell’s 2017: Our Dystopia

Welcome to the Anthopocene; a new geological age characterised not by decay, but its lack of it. The soil beneath your feet is barren. The crust below it cannot rot away; it is too entrenched in tin cans and plastic. Around you tower ruins not of Roman aqueducts or Greek amphitheatres, but of overlapping motorways. […]

The writers who make us remember: Commemorating war through literature

This Remembrance Day, History and English editors Isobel Roser and Alice smith discuss their favourite examples of war literature.