About the project

Classics PenguinThe Penguin Archive Project began in May 2008 with a grant from the Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC). It is a four-year project with an aim to produce an on-line catalogue of the Penguin Collection, which will be launched on the web in due course and will continue to expand as the project develops.

The project will also pioneer research in the archive, particularly in the areas of modern poetry, Penguin 'specials' and their socio-political impact, and Penguin translations of the classics. 

Finally, the project has a great public and democratic aim, with events and exhibitions open to the general public, and 'Penguin days', which will explore aspects of Penguin for the reading public and the Penguin Collectors Society. Information on these events will be displayed on this site as they are confirmed.

If you would like to receive regular updates on the Penguin Archive Project, including notices and events, please email penguin-project@bristol.ac.uk with the subject heading 'Mailing list'.