The Institute of English Studies runs an active programme of lectures, seminars, conferences, symposia, reading groups and summer schools. Unless otherwise stated, events are free and open to the public. In association with the Antiquarian Booksellers Association, ABA, The focus of the ABE-IES Book Collecting seminars is on bibliophilia and the book trade. Book-collectors, dealers and auctioneers are invited to give a lecture on a subject of their choosing which relates to the practice of bibliophilia. Lectures may be anecdotal, academic or purely for entertainment, with a special focus this year on widening access in book-collecting. With this in mind, the programme is jointly-coordinated and run by the University of London’s new Society of Bibliophiles.
Michael Meredith and Rachel Bond (Eton College Library) with recent Old Etonian speakers: Eton College Library and its young collectors. The speakers on this panel will explore the roles of Eton College Library, and the Savile Society, Eton's bibliophile club, in forming collecting habits of young people. Any enquiries please to email@example.com or to ABA Office (firstname.lastname@example.org).