The Orwell Prize has announced that Ken Macdonald QC, Matrix member and Warden of Wadham College, has become Chair of its governing body, the Council of the Orwell Prize. The Orwell Prize is Britain’s most prestigious prize for political writing. Each year they award prizes for work which comes closest to George Orwell’s ambition to ‘make political writing into an art’. Ken Macdonald said: “The Orwell Prize is prestigious, it is rigorous, and it means a lot to the writers who win it. It is an extraordinarily good thing to have a prize which recognizes the best political writing, and the Orwell Prize is an important part of the writing landscape and tradition of political writing in the UK.” For further information about Ken’s appointment and The Orwell Prize please click here.