This international gathering of leading Shakespeare scholars is held every two years, in the summer.
It was initiated at Mason Croft in the 1940s under the auspices of the British Council, and has been hosted by The Shakespeare Institute since its establishment in 1951. About 230 members meet to hear papers and participate in seminars on a chosen theme.
Membership of the Conference is by invitation only.
The next International Shakespeare Conference will be held in 2018.
In its place in 2016 we will be hosting the World Shakespeare Congress