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Audio Archive

Our events are recorded and the event audio files are available on our website for up to two years.

After this period, they are deposited with the British Library Sound Archive and may be consulted there through the Library’s Listening and Viewing Service. The service is free, but you may need to make an appointment.

For your reference, here is a list of RSA public events audio between 2008-2011 that have been archived:

September 2008 to August 2009 (PDF, 173KB)
September 2009 to August 2010 (PDF, 263KB)
September 2010 to August 2011 (PDF, 121KB)

If you have an enquiry about the collection please contact the British Library’s Drama and Literature Recordings section at (Drama and Literature Recordings Section).

Tel: (0)20 7412 7447

Please Note: The British Library is not able provide copies of unpublished recordings to third parties unless the person or institution requesting a copy can obtain written permission from all the speakers involved. This also applies to any other copyrighted material appearing in the recording such as music, or readings from published texts.

No transcripts are available for post-2008 events. For further information on earlier transcripts and how to access them, please contact the Archive team at