The Byron Society celebrates the life and works of Lord George Gordon Byron (1788-1824), a poet, traveller and revolutionary.

Based in London, but hosting events around the UK and abroad, the Byron Society brings together all those interested in the famous Romantic poet Lord Byron, whose controversial works and astonishing life have entranced readers for more than 200 years.

Established in the nineteenth century the Society was re-founded in London in 1971 to promote a wider and deeper knowledge of Byron’s life, works and circle. We offer you the chance to discover more about Byron, and to share your interest through talks, lectures, poetry readings, book launches, dinners, trips and other events.

We are a non-profit organisation and a registered charity.

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Membership costs just £30 a year, and  includes two complimentary copies of our highly-respected Byron Journal and access to the complete archive.

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Our Blog – All Things Byron

Strictest Adultery: Byron’s Italian Loves
The Vampire as a literary war on the image of Greece 

From catfights and arson to high society parties and attempted murder, this event offers an intimate insight into Byron’s Italian love life…

This blog post is explores the first vampire Gothic novel, John William Polidori’s The Vampyre: A Tale (1819) as a response to the image of Greece in Byron’s early works,….


Sponsored conference panels – CFPs

CFP: Byronic Modes of Rebellion
CFP: Snakes and Eagles in 1822  

We are sponsoring a panel at the 2022 BARS/NASSR annual conference on the theme Byronic Modes of Rebellion.  A subversive figure in his own era, in the last fifty years Byron and the Byronic hero have become stock figures of defiance and resistance to established norms, and we want to celebrate this. We will be providing 3 travel bursaries of £250 each. 

We are sponsoring a panel at the #200Shelley conference, to commemorate Shelley’s death and celebrate friendships, collaborations, and cross-fertilizations which occurred between Percy Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, Lord Byron and their peers during this period. We will be providing 3 travel bursaries of £150 each.


“But words are things, and a small drop of ink

Falling like dew, upon a thought produces

That which makes thousands, perhaps millions, think.”

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