Welcome to the Beckett Research Centre, an interdisciplinary hub for the advancement of scholarly and creative engagement with the works of Samuel Beckett, drawing on the world-leading archive of Beckett materials held in the University of Reading's Special Collections.

We are an active community of scholars from a range of disciplines across the University and beyond, undertaking internationally acclaimed research on Beckett. Staff and adjuncts from all career levels, doctoral researchers and students, as well as creative and research associates from both within and outside of the University, form an integral part of the Centre's activities. See the links below for more information.


Academic Programmes & Research












Beckett Archive







 Beckett International Foundation







 Staging Beckett






Launch Event for the Beckett Research Centre

Wednesday 3 May 2017 (7pm)

Centre launch with guest speaker, the award-winning Scots writer, James Kelman.

Beckett International Foundation Research Seminar 2017

Saturday 20 May 2017 (10am - 4pm)

Papers from Professor Anthony Roche, Emeritus Professor Everett Frost, Dr Matthew McFrederick, Dr Emilie Morin and Professor Jean-Michel Gouvard. Contact a.e.mcmullan@reading.ac.uk by 12 May to register your attendance.


2017 - 18
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Beckett Centre Inaugural Themes

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