The Evelyn Waugh Project is proud to work with the Humanities Research Centre, the British, Brotherton and Bodleian Libraries, the Universities of Milan and Oxford, and the Oxford University Press.

Project Partners

Harry Ransom CenterThe Humanities Research Centre, Texas bought Evelyn Waugh’s entire personal library and archive in 1967. It holds first editions, nearly all Waugh’s manuscripts and paintings and furniture from his study. A manuscript exhibition is planned for Easter 2016.


British LibraryThe British Library holds Waugh’s incoming correspondence, recordings of Waugh reading from Vile Bodies and Helena and a copy of his controversial 'Face to Face' interview. The library is free to use, but you will need to apply for a Reader Pass to view its collections.


The Bodleian LibraryThe Bodleian Library holds a unique collection from Waugh’s mythologised years as an Oxford undergraduate. Waugh’s early writings and artwork found a home in Oxford student magazines
The Isis, The Cherwell and The Oxford Broom, while the Sutro papers chronicle his friendship with Harold Acton. An exhibition is planned at the Bodleian for 2017.

The Brotherton Library, via
The Brotherton Library, University of Leeds is planning an exhibition in collaboration with the project for Easter 2016, when it will mark the fiftieth anniversary of Waugh’s death by showcasing treasures such as the manuscript for Vile Bodies and childhood productions (juvenilia).

Worcester College, Oxford

Professor David Bradshaw of the University of Oxford is the project’s Co-investigator. He is editing two volumes of Waugh’s travel books and has recently appointed a doctoral student to carry out new research on this under-researched area of Waugh’s work.


MilanEvelyn Waugh had a strong relationship with Italy. The University of Milan is working with the project to research contemporary Italian reception to his works, evaluate their Italian translations and delve into Waugh’s correspondence with his Italian publishers.


Source: Wikipedia

Oxford University Press is publishing the new Complete Works of Evelyn Waugh. OUP world-renowned for scholarly excellence, and the Complete Works will take its place alongside the press's critically acclaimed collections of Gerard Manley Hopkins and W.B. Yeats.

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