The Eccles Centre runs a lively and diverse programme of events designed to showcase the British Library's North American collections and to increase knowledge of, and discussion about, the region for a range of audiences.


Alison MacLeod: All The Beloved Ghosts

Alison MacLeod discusses her playful and evocative short stories

Talks and Discussions

American Film Musicals and the Reimagining of WWI

Explore how Hollywood musicals of the 1940s linked America’s entertainment heritage with its victory in the war


American Politics Colloquium

Join us for a day of talk and debate about contemporary US politics

Talks and Discussions

Benjamin Franklin: From British Royalist to American Revolutionary

George Goodwin delivers the 2017 Benjamin Franklin House Annual Symposium

Talks and Discussions

Benjamin Markovits: A Weekend in New York

Join Benjamin Markovits as he discusses his new novel

Talks and Discussions

Black Lives Matter in the US and UK Today: An Activist Panel

Challenging State Violence Through Activism, Solidarity and Coalitions


Books Talk Back with Hannah Kohler

An informal, interactive literary event for aspiring authors, featuring guest writer Hannah Kohler


British Trade in Black Labour: The Windrush Middle Passage

Keynote lecture by Professor Sir Hilary Beckles

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