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We regularly update our events list, adding new events and providing additional details for upcoming ones so remember to check this page regularly.

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“Hope You Guessed My Name”: The Devil and the Making of Lord Byron, by Emily Bernhard Jackson

14 June – Edinburgh

Our 4th Annual Scotland Lecture is affiliated with the British Association of Romantic Studies Post Graduate Conference. Our members can not only join us for the lecture and drinks reception but will also have the opportunity to attend a special Byron panel, sponsored by the Byron Society, on the 15th of June. We will also be organising a cultural tour in Edinburgh prior to the lecture, details to follow.

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Whining over a dead ass: Byron and Laurence Sterne, by Paul Whickman

18th July, IN PERSON

In this talk, Paul Whickman will argue it was not just Sterne’s irreverence that engaged Byron, but his ability to be ‘half serious’; how mourning a dead ass, for instance, can elicit mockery but also genuine pathos.

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Feeling Ridiculous with Lord Byron, by Dr Andy McInnes

19th September IN PERSON

Byron enjoyed a joke, from bringing a pet bear to college to get round a ban on dogs to ridiculing everything and everyone, including himself, in Don Juan. This talk will explore Byron’s relationship with the ridiculous…

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 ‘Humphry Davy’s Notebooks’, by Professor Sharon Ruston

18th October – ONLINE

Sir Humphry Davy (1778-1829) was the foremost chemist of the early nineteenth century. It is less well known that he wrote poetry throughout his life. He was a friend of Lord Byron and wrote at least two poems about Byron. In this talk, Sharon Ruston will explore these poems and examine some of the poetry Davy wrote in his notebooks while in the laboratory conducting chemical experiments.

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 “let my works be bound in Red”: Bookbinding and the Packaging of Romanticism

14th November – ONLINE

Writing to John Cam Hobhouse, Lord Byron joked that he hoped his works would “be bound in Red” after his death. Likely a reference to luxurious red leather bindings that were popular in the Romantic era, Byron’s comments reveal the poet’s occupation with the material forms his posthumous reputation might take.

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2024 Newstead Abbey Byron Conference, 26-27 April.

2024 marks the bicentenary of Lord Byron’s death. It is therefore fitting that the 2024 Newstead Abbey Byron Conference not only commemorates his death but also celebrates the life and works of both the multifaceted man and his dazzlingly diverse poetry.

The deadline for the Call for Papers is the 2nd of January.

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Kaiwen Hou, Luke Maxted, Lydia Shaw, Edwina Watson, Prof. Agustin Coletes Blanco, Christine Kenyon Jones, and many more…

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