T.S. Eliot International Summer School 2012

Friday 10 February 2012
Booking is open for the T.S. Eliot International Summer School 2012 which will be held at the Institute of English Studies, University of London from 7 to 15 July. This year's school will be opened by Paul Muldoon and will feature a reading by Sean O'Brien, winner of the T.S. Eliot Prize, at The London Library . In addition to the academic programme, receptions and coach trips, there will also be a series of social activities, including poetry readings, discussion groups, and late afternoon walking tours of literary Bloomsbury.

Museum of Writing on BBC Radio Four

Thursday 5 January 2012
On Monday, 2nd January 2012, Professor Simon Eliot , talked about some of the objects in the Museum of London in BBC Radio Four’s “The Written World”. This was the first in a series of programmes about the history of writing, a sub-series of “In Our Time” presented by Melvyn Bragg. You can hear the programme in full from the BBC’s podcast page, or if time is a constraint, Melvyn Bragg’s visit to the museum occurs at 22’09″ in to the first episode: .  

T. S. ELIOT: A Major New Research Project

Monday 9 November 2009
The Estate of T. S. Eliot, Faber & Faber, and the Institute of English Studies, University of London, are delighted to announce the commencement of the T. S. Eliot Research Project (1 March 2009). With three years of funding from the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and the T. S. Eliot Estate, the Project will co-ordinate, for the first time, the editing of the poetry, plays, prose and correspondence of perhaps the most influential writer of the twentieth century.

The History of the Oxford University Press

Thursday 6 December 2007
This major national and international scholarly project, which will be inaugurated on 1 January 2006, is a co-operative venture between Oxford University Press and the Institute of English Studies. Its General Editor is Professor Simon Eliot who holds the newly-created chair in the History of the Book in the Institute. The History will consist of four volumes which will cover the following periods: Volume I 1478-1780s Volume II 1780s-1890s Volume III 1890s-1960s Volume IV 1960s-2000

British Academy President’s Medal

The Institute is pleased to report that Professor Warwick Gould FRSL, FEA, FRSA was presented with the British Academy President’s Medal 2012 in a ceremony which took place at the Academy on 8 November 2012. The President’s Medals reward “signal service to the cause of the humanities and social sciences” and, in his case the Medal, “seeks to recognise [his] contribution to the outstanding work at the Institute of English Studies”, School of Advanced Study, University of London.