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.

Talks and Discussions

Memoir, Identity, Experience

Explore the power of memoir

Talks and Discussions

International Poet Laureate Showcase

A rare opportunity to see some of the finest emerging writers from both sides of the Atlantic

Talks and Discussions

The Challenge of Building a National Museum

The 2019 D W Bryant Lecture in American Studies

Talks and Discussions

Take Me Out to the Ball Game: Baseball and American Culture

How did baseball become America's national pastime?


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

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