Donate to the Beckett International Foundation and the Samuel Beckett Research Centre

Peter Snow model box of Waiting for Godot from the Katharine Worth Collection

The Beckett International Foundation is a charitable trust that promotes interest in, access to and use of our unique Beckett Collection by scholars, artists and the general public. The Foundation has contributed to the purchase of additional materials for the Collection, such as Billie Whitelaw’s Beckett Archive, including notes by Beckett, scripts annotated by Billie, and her costumes from Footfalls and Rockaby.

We organise regular seminars, exhibitions and public events, and offer bursaries to enable people outside Reading and the UK to visit the Collection, such as the Katharine Worth bursary, named after the eminent Beckett scholar who donated her own archive to the Beckett Collection.

As a Charitable Trust, we are dependent on donations to continue to build the Beckett archive and to support access to and dialogues with these unique materials that offer a glimpse into the creative processes of one of the greatest artists of the twentieth century.

If you would like to make a contribution to our work in any of these areas, you can donate below.

To discuss making a significant philanthropic investment to the Beckett International Foundation, please contact Mark Nixon (

The Samuel Beckett Research Centre was founded in 2017 at the University of Reading to encourage and support original and innovative responses to its world-leading holdings of Beckett materials. The Centre has an established programme of Creative Fellowships through which artists in all media make new work out of their engagement with our Beckett archives. The Inaugural Fellow was the novelist Eimear McBride, and subsequent Fellows include Robert McCrum, Tim Parkinson, Hannah Khalil, Duncan Campbell, Simon Okotie and Claire-Louise Bennett. The Centre also seeks sponsorship further to support our programme of PhD Studentships in Beckett Studies.

We invite financial contributions to expand both the Creative Fellowships and the PhD Studentships programmes. You can make a donation via the buttons at the end of the page.

To discuss making a more significant investment, please contact the Centre Co-Directors, Conor Carville ( and Steven Matthews (

Please indicate in the Comments box below if you have a preference that your donation go to the Beckett International Foundation or to the Research Centre.

Thank you.