A discussion marking the announcement of the shortlists for the Orwell Prize 2008, at Reuters, Canary Wharf, London on 26th March 2008. The panellists were Jean Seaton, Denis MacShane MP, Will Hutton, Greg Clark MP, Matthew Parris and Peter Hitchens, chaired by Sean Maguire.
At the first of the Orwell Prize's events at the Sunday Times Oxford Literary Festival 2009, Philip Hensher and Jenny Hartley (for Dickens) and Jean Seaton and Hardeep Singh Kohli (Orwell) argue over who was the greater writer. Chaired by Francine Stock. The event celebrates the 70th anniversary of Orwell's essay on Dickens, http://www.theorwellprize.co.uk/the-award/works/orwellessaydickens.aspx. The discussion was held on 30th March 2009.
At the third of the Orwell Prize's events at the Sunday Times Oxford Literary Festival 2009, Richard Dowden (Director, Royal African Society), Stephen Marks (Fahamu), Shirong Chen (China Editor, BBC World Service), Lindsey Hilsum (International Editor, Channel 4 News) and Winston Mano (University of Westminster) discuss the Chinese influence in Africa. Chaired by Dr Suzanne Franks (Centre for Journalism, University of Kent). The discussion took place on 1st April 2009.