Here we cover recent announcements, Byron-related book launches, and upcoming events hosted externally rather than by the Society. Please use the below links or contact us directly if you  are interested in any of these events, or would like to suggest an additional entry.



New Books on Byron

Byron and Italy, edited by Alan Rawes and Diego Saglia

Byron in Italy – Venetian debauchery, Roman sight-seeing, revolution, horse-riding and swimming, sword-brandishing and pistol-shooting, the poet’s ‘last attachment’ – forms part of the fabric of Romantic mythology. Yet Byron’s time in Italy was crucial to his development as a writer, to Italy’s sense of itself as a nation, to Europe’s perceptions of national identity and to the evolution of Romanticism across Europe. In this volume, Byron scholars from Britain, Europe and beyond re-assess the topic of ‘Byron and Italy’ in all its richness and complexity. They consider Byron’s relationship to Italian literature, people, geography, art, religion and politics, and discuss his navigations between British and Italian identities.

For more details and to purchase the book, click here.

Upcoming External Events

Newstead Byron Society Annual Conference

“Excess and Exhaustion: Byron in 1818”  

27th-28th April, Newstead Abbey

The conference is open to Society members if they wish to travel up to Nottingham, it will start at 1 p.m. on Friday and will run till 5 p.m on Saturday. More details here.

11th October 2018 – The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity are hosting exciting evening celebrating the life of Byron, in support of Prostate Cancer Research.

 Held at Cadogan Hall, the event will celebrate Byron’s life through poetry, music, and theatre. With extracts from his letters and his finest poetry, Byron’s story will be woven into a selection of piano music by his contemporaries: Beethoven, Schubert, Schumann and Chopin. All proceeds will be donated to Prostate Cancer Research at The Royal Marsden Hospital.

Tickets are not yet on sale, but you can find out more and register for priority booking by emailing Maya Ellis who is organising the event (