Category Archives: Lectures

Waugh and the Q & A

Humorist Craig Brown writing in the Daily Mail makes a case for the elimination of the Q&A following any vocal presentation by an author. He is particularly bothered by the typical literary festival as a waste of time.Ā In the article, … Continue reading

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Oxford to Host Waugh Exhibit and Lecture

Oxford University has announced an exhibit to be mounted byĀ the Bodleian Library and the Complete Works of Waugh. The theme will be Waugh’s career in Oxford and will be entitled “City of Acquatint.” It will he held in the Weston … Continue reading

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Audio Recordings of Waugh Conference Presentations Available Online

Audio recordings of the presentationsĀ made at the two-day conference on Evelyn Waugh at the Huntington Library in Pasadena earlier this month are now available online. There are 15 recordings in all and they are available at this link. The conference … Continue reading

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Decline and Fall and Some Others

Harry Mount writing in the Catholic Herald offers these additional thoughts about the BBC’s production: The new BBC One version of Decline and Fall was pretty good ā€“ but it could only fall short of the book. The genius of … Continue reading

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Brideshead Lecture Online

Fr Robert Lauder, priest in the Diocese of Brooklyn who teachesĀ literature at St John’s University, has given a lecture on Brideshead Revisited that is now available online. Click here. The lecture is part of a series on the Catholic Novel … Continue reading

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Waugh and Chesterton Lecture on YouTube

A video lectureĀ on the theme of “G KĀ Chesterton and Evelyn Waugh” is posted on YouTube. This was delivered at the 35th conference of the American Chesterton Society convened in 2016 at Slippery Rock State University in Pennsylvania. It was written … Continue reading

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Paula Byrne to Appear at Highclere and Other Waugh News

Biographer Paula Byrne (author of Mad World: Evelyn Waugh and the Secrets of Brideshead (2009)) will appear in a program entitledĀ “LiteratureĀ and Landscapes” to be held at Highclere Castle near Newbury, Berkshire, in May. The venue is better known as the … Continue reading

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Waugh Event in Cincinnati

The Mercantile Library in Cincinnati is sponsoring a series of lecturesĀ and discussions moderated by independent writer and researcher Richard Lauf on the subject of Making Us Laugh: Four Comedic Literary Novels. The series will begin on Tuesday, 30 August at … Continue reading

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Waugh Event in Taunton

Brendon Books in Taunton will host an appearance of Philip Eade and Alexander Waugh in the Fall. The subject will be the life of Evelyn Waugh. Eade is the author of the new biography of Evelyn Waugh and Alexander Waugh … Continue reading

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Waugh Biographer to Appear at Bath Event

The Theatre Royal, Bath, will host a lunchtime lecture on 3 November at which Philip Eade will talk about his new biography of Evelyn Waugh which will be published next month in the U.K.. The details are provided here. This … Continue reading

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