Welcome to the Samuel Beckett Summer School



The Samuel Beckett Summer School will celebrate its tenth anniversary in 2021 and plans are afoot to mark the occasion with our most ambitious incarnation, drawing from the work of the previous decade, surveying the current themes of Beckett Studies and suggesting new approaches in participation and pedagogy for the future. We intend to present the most attractive line-up of speakers and teachers yet in the usual atmosphere of intensity and enjoyment.

To facilitate this, we have decided not to present the traditional Summer School as previously in August of 2020. Instead we plan a year-long programme of events comprising performance, public participation events and academic engagements, all designed to draw in as many voices as possible to engage with the work of Samuel Beckett in the surroundings of his alma mater.

Planning for the 2020 programme is at an advanced stage and full details will be announced very soon. In the meantime, should you have

any queries please contact us at  samuel.beckett@tcd.ie

Upcoming Events: The Beckett Brunch, Saturday 18 April 2020







The Beckett Summer School began in 2011 as a project of the School of English and the School of Creative Arts at Trinity College Dublin. Since 2017, it forms a core part of the activities of the Trinity Centre for Beckett Studies, formed by a partnership between those two schools, the School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultural Studies, and the Trinity Library. The Summer School is housed on campus at the Trinity Long Room Hub Arts and Humanities Research Institute, which also hosts the research centre.