George Orwell: English Rebel
7pm, Thursday 27 February
No booking is required and all are welcome.
So you think you know George Orwell? This lecture may make you think again.
Boston College and the National Library of Ireland invite you to this public lecture by Robert Colls, Professor of Cultural History at De Montfort University Leicester, and discussion chaired by John Brannigan, University College Dublin.
Robert Colls is Professor of Cultural History in the International Centre for Sports History and Culture. He has worked in university adult education at Vaughan College, and with the Workers’ Educational Association, and was Professor of English History at the University of Leicester before coming to De Montfort in 2012.
Apart from his academic publications and reviews, he has written for the press, including The Independent, The Guardian, and Prospect. He has also written and broadcast for radio and television. His book Identity of England was Melvyn Bragg’s and Gordon Burn’s ‘Book of the Year’ in The Observer, and Paul Lay’s ‘Book of the Year’ in BBC History Magazine.