- Beckett & Politics conference 2016.
- Professor James Knowlson's tribute to Professor Mary Bryden (1953-2015).
- BBC Artsnight episode featuring Professor James Knowlson and the Beckett Collection at UoR.
- Staging Beckett Conference 2015, including guest interview with Ron Pickup.
- Posthumous publication of 'Echo's Bones', 80 years after it was written, edited by Mark Nixon.
- Acquisition of the Billie Whitelaw Collection.
A database and research materials related to all professional productions of Beckett's theatre throughout the UK and Ireland, giving a unique picture of the many different approaches to staging Beckett. Using material from our world-leading Beckett Collection and the V&A's Theatre and Performance archives, as well as other archives across Britain and Ireland, it is a pilot for a national performance database, which will hold information about all past and future theatre productions in the UK.
A charitable trust that was established at the University of Reading in 1988 to further the study and appreciation of the works of Samuel Beckett (1906-1989).
The Foundation reaches the Beckett community and beyond through its publications, events, and work with the media. It also supports the research and teaching of Beckett's work at the University of Reading.
Beckett's work is incorporated into both the undergraduate and postgraduate teaching of a number of departments across the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, either through specialist modules or in more general teaching.
An on-going international collaboration to create a digital archive of Samuel Beckett's manuscripts, enabling readers to discover new documents and see how the dispersed manuscripts of different holding libraries interrelate. It will increase the accessibility of the manuscripts with searchable transcriptions in an updatable digital archive, and will aid the preservation of the physical documents.
Beckett Studies is a cross-departmental research theme. Our output therefore covers a wide range of approaches to Beckett's works. Find out about the recent projects and publications of both staff and postgraduates at Reading.
Several members of staff and postgraduates from across the Faculty of Arts and Humanities have research interests in Samuel Beckett. Find out about current specialists at the University.