Two events have been announced related to the 50th Anniversary of Evelyn Waugh’s death next Easter. The Brotherton Gallery at the University of Leeds will host an exhibit of the manuscript of Vile Bodies and other items relating to Waugh from the collection of the Brotherton Library. The opening ceremony will take place on 23 March 2016 at the Gallery. A symposium will be convened for the opening in the afternoon of March 23 featuring talks from members of the Complete Works of Waugh project, and audience members will be able to view the exhibits close up.
On 8 April 2016, the British Studies Seminar of the University of Texas at Austin, will host a panel discussion on the University’s extensive Waugh archive and its role in the ongoing Complete Works of Waugh project, as well as looking at Waugh’s own experiences in the United States. The speakers have been tentatively announced: Alexander Waugh, Waugh’s grandson and author of the autobiography of the Waugh family Fathers and Sons (2004); Prof. Martin Stannard, author of the standard, two-volume biography of Evelyn Waugh published in 1986 and 1992; and Dr. Barbara Cooke, Research Associate, Complete Works of Waugh Project, University of Leicester. The panel discussion will take place at 3pm at the Harry Ransom Center on the University campus.