Lectures and interviews

British Library Theatre audience

The Eccles Centre sponsors a number of talks, lectures and events every year.

A selection of events which take place in the Knowledge Centre at the British Library are available in audio form. Lectures given as part of the Douglas W Bryant Lecture Series, as well as plenary lectures given at major academic conferences are published in pamphlet form and are available to download here.

Douglas W. Bryant Lectures

The Eccles Centre has hosted an annual lecture since 1993. In 1995, this lecture was named in honour of Douglas W. Bryant who served as Trustee and Executive Director of the American Trust for the British Library between 1979 and 1990 and as its President between 1990 and 1994.

Plenary Lectures

British Association for American Studies Conferences

Since 2004, the Centre has sponsored a plenary lecture at the annual conference of the British Association for American Studies

British Association for Canadian Studies Conferences

Commencing in 2006, the Eccles Centre sponsors a plenary lecture at the annual conference of the British Association for Canadian Studies.

European Association for American Studies Conferences

Commencing in 2012, the Eccles Centre sponsors a plenary lecture at the biennial conference of the European Association for American Studies.