Richard and Margaret Beck made provision in their wills for a special fund to be established at the University of Victoria to provide public lectures on Icelandic literature and culture. Richard passed away on July 23, 1980, and Margaret on December 10, 1985. The first “Richard and Margaret Beck Lecture on Icelandic Literature” took place on February 14, 1988.
This link: Beck Trust takes you to the University of Victoria site for more information on upcoming lectures, catalogues of guest lecturers, the UVIC Beck Collection and an archive of past events.
Fall 2016: Open to the public: 3 Lectures by visiting professor Dr. Ástráđur Eysteinsson, University of Iceland. Sunday afternoons, September 18, October 23, November 20. Time: 2:00 pm Location: Clearihue Building, Room A212. Parking is free on Sunday. Lecture details to be announced.
September 2016: UVIC credit course, GMST 369: Island Literature. Taught by visiting professor Dr. Ástráđur Eysteinsson, University of Iceland. Mondays and Thursdays, 10:00 – 11:20 a.m. Clearihue Building, A207. Registration required.