Welcome to the Samuel 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 to the right for more information.



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The Mary Bryden Studentship in Beckett Studies


We are delighted to announce a new PhD Studentship in Beckett Studies. Supported by an endowment from the Estate of our late colleague, Professor Mary Bryden, this covers the post-holder's UK/EU fees (or contributes to international fees) and includes a maintenance stipend of £10,000 per annum.


Apply NOW for a September 2019 start.


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