Leeds University Library

Treasures Gallery event: Evelyn Waugh

Published Friday 18 March 2016

Evelyn Waugh and drawing

From Bright Young Things to Last Rites: the Waugh Collection, 23 March

Special Collections at the University of Leeds houses one of the best Evelyn Waugh collections in Europe.

To commemorate the 50th anniversary of Waugh's death, Alexander Waugh, Martin Stannard and Dr Barbara Cooke, University of Leicester, will discuss the collection's gems. This includes the manuscript of 'Vile Bodies', which is the only complete Waugh manuscript to still reside in the UK. Also, rare copies of "The Cynic" and "The Pistol Troop", which were magazines produced by the author in his youth.

Professor Michael Brennan will host the event, which also celebrates the opening of the new Treasures of the Brotherton exhibition space in the University's Parkinson Building.

This is a free event but places are limited so please book in advance online.

Event details

Date: Wednesday 23 March 2016

Time: 1-4pm

Location: Treasures of the Brotherton Gallery, Parkinson Building, University of Leeds

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Event Schedule

1.00-1.30: Selected collection items available for viewing in the Sheppard Room, Treasures Gallery

1.30-2.00: An introduction to the Waugh Collection with Sarah Prescott

2.00-2.45: Waugh's juvenilia with Alexander Waugh

2.45-3.00: Tea break

3.00-3.30: A Little Learning, Waugh's autobiography, with Barbara Cooke

3.30-4.00: The 'Vile Bodies' manuscript with Martin Stannard

Questions and summing up