College of Liberal Arts

British Studies Lecture Series Passes 100th Recording Online

The British Studies Lecture series is more than three decades old. The program offers weekly lectures from a wide variety of university-affiliated and visiting scholars, with topics covering literature, history, government and more. Because of the wide influence of British culture across the globe, the lectures may delve into Scottish or Indian, Welsh or Jamaican, English or Australian, Irish or Nigerian issues. Capturing this remarkable lecture series on high quality digital audio is one of the ways that LAITS is supporting programs across the college to expand their public outreach through technology. The program recently recorded the 100th digitally captured lecture.

On the Lecture Audio Recording page, users can:

  • see a chronological list of the available lectures,
  • listen to them right within their browser,
  • or download them for use with any mp3 player, including a computer or an iPod.

In addition to the audio recording, users will find an introduction to each lecture and biographical notes on the speaker. These recordings are available openly on the web for anyone to learn from and enjoy.

The lectures are open to faculty members, graduate students, undergraduates, and members of the Austin community, and are commonly held in the Tom Lea Rooms of the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center on Friday afternoons.

To request more information about the live lectures, contact: Frances Terry,

To learn more about the Program in British Studies, visit: