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The IPCC report and beyond: Talking Points on the state of our planet

02 Sep 2021

August is often dubbed the silly season, but this one has been packed with momentous events: the publication of the latest IPCC report, the chaotic exit from Afghanistan, and...

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Space to Participate

By Jenny Wood

25 Aug 2021

Children are routinely thought of as our future and take a symbolic place in our culture when considering innocence, hope and imagination. But we also have a societal tendency...

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Talking Points reflects on our post-pandemic future

By Rethinking Poverty

04 Aug 2021

What does the experience of Euro 2020 and its aftermath tell us about the state of England today, and about the outlook of the younger generation as we emerge,...

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Orwell Youth Prize Winners: A new direction, starting small

By Marnie Rauf

29 Jul 2021

A NEW DIRECTION: STARTING SMALL “This is a unique, well-written and interesting piece, which explores how small, persistent changes can impact an individual’s entire life course. It also demonstrates...

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Orwell Youth Prize Winners: Starting Small by Creating Norfolk Wetlands

By William Walker

28 Jul 2021

A NEW DIRECTION: STARTING SMALL BY CREATING NORFOLK WETLANDS “A powerful and original interpretation of this years’ theme, drawing the link between the local environment and the climate and... Read More

Orwell Youth Prize Winners: Work experience as a young campaigner

By Jude Leese

27 Jul 2021

WORK EXPERIENCE AS A YOUNG CAMPAIGNER “A poem that will resonate with many campaigners young and old, touching on both the inspiration and drudgery of working to make the... Read More

The Orwell Youth Prize 2021: Reader responses

By Orwell Youth Prize

21 Jul 2021

The results of The Orwell Youth Prize 2021 will be revealed at our Celebration Day on Thursday 22nd July, and we are looking forward to sharing another year of exceptional... Read More

Young people and inequalities: start from where they’re at

By Caroline Hartnell

14 Jul 2021

Even before the pandemic, young people in the UK faced many forms of inequality: a lack of jobs, a shortage of affordable housing, and cuts to public services –... Read More