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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Eimear McBride - Samuel Beckett Research Centre Creative Fellow

We are pleased to announce multi-award-winning author, Eimear McBride, as the Centre's inaugural Creative Fellow. The first of three fellows, she will set out to create a new work inspired by Samuel Beckett.



Research Themes

Beckett Centre Inaugural Themes


This year the Samuel Beckett Research Centre will present a programme of public events around the themes of Europe and the environment. More information in due course. 


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