LRBS courses are made up of 5 days of intensive seminars, we offer a wide range of courses covering everything rare books; from Medieval Illumination to the Modern Rare Book Trade. Have a look at our full list of LRBS courses here

The lectures and recordings listed below are from other events hosted by the Institute of English Studies that may be of interest to rare books enthusiasts. We hope you enjoy them!

 'Imperialism, Ecology, and the Origins of the Anti-Copyright Movement in the 19th Century'

Adrian Johns, 28 June 2011 (John Coffin Memorial Lecture in the History of the Book)


The Museum of Writing

Alan Cole and Simon Eliot, 12 October 2012

Alan Cole, collector of the Museum of Writing, talks to Professor Simon Eliot about how the museum began and introduces some of the earliest objects he acquired for the collection. To learn more about the Museum of Writing, visit the Research Project page. 


'Recasting Book History'

Simon Eliot, 3 July 2015


Queer books - an academic, a collector and a librarian discuss the field

10 May 2019 (Book Collecting Seminar)



To find out more about Institute of English Studies events, please see our events homepage. We run an active programme of conferences, seminar groups, lectures and more!