The Institute of English Studies runs an active programme of lectures, seminars, conferences, symposia, reading groups and summer schools. Unless otherwise stated, events are free and open to the public. Use the calendar below to view upcoming events and to register for conferences and lectures.

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(HOBAR) Open University History of Books and Reading Seminar
(HOBAR) Open University History of Books and Reading Seminar

‘Wilkie Collins “in Cornhill Country”: the periodical serialisation of Armadale.’

Book History and Bibliography Research Seminar
Seminar
29 January
Room 243 (Senate House)
(HOBAR) Open University History of Books and Reading Seminar
(HOBAR) Open University History of Books and Reading Seminar

After Serialisation: Adapting the Mid-Victorian Novel for Later Audiences

Book History and Bibliography Research Seminar
Seminar
12 February
Room 243 (Senate House)
CANCELLED - (HOBAR) Open University History of Books and Reading Seminar
CANCELLED - (HOBAR) Open University History of Books and Reading Seminar

‘Serial Marketing: Ouida in the 1860s’

Book History and Bibliography Research Seminar
Seminar
5 March
Room 243 (Senate House)
CANCELLED - (HOBAR) Open University History of Books and Reading Seminar
CANCELLED - (HOBAR) Open University History of Books and Reading Seminar

‘WH Smith’s, serialisation and the reading public’

Book History and Bibliography Research Seminar
Seminar
12 March
Room 243 (Senate House)
(HOBAR) Open University History of Books and Reading Seminar
(HOBAR) Open University History of Books and Reading Seminar

‘Humour, Propaganda and Print Culture: American Satirical Magazines during the First World War’

Book History and Bibliography Research Seminar
Seminar
19 March
Room 243 (Senate House)
(HOBAR) Open University History of Books and Reading Seminar
(HOBAR) Open University History of Books and Reading Seminar

‘“Don’t know what upset Sylvia”: Book Club Judges, Editing and Censorship’

Book History and Bibliography Research Seminar
Seminar
26 March
Room 243 (Senate House)
(HOBAR) Open University History of Books and Reading Seminar
(HOBAR) Open University History of Books and Reading Seminar

‘Penguin Parade! Penguin Books and the Venture into Periodical Publishing’

Book History and Bibliography Research Seminar
Seminar
9 April
Room 243 (Senate House)
(HOBAR) Open University History of Books and Reading Seminar
(HOBAR) Open University History of Books and Reading Seminar

‘Authors and the value of serial publication at the end of the nineteenth century’

Book History and Bibliography Research Seminar
Seminar
16 April
Room 243 (Senate House)