All our events are open to non-members, though prices may vary. If you are interested in one of our events and would like to attend, or would like more details, please email

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

If you would like to propose an event, please send an email to our Director, Dr Emily Paterson-Morgan:


 Byron Society Day Trip, 29th September.

Join us for a trip to Nottinghamshire, including visits to Newstead Abbey and the Annesley Churches, and a Byron Society Lecture.

Speaking in the imposing surroundings of Byron’s own home, Dr Christine Kenyon Jones will give a lecture titled “Fact, fiction and entail: the cases of Byron and Jane Austen”.

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Sponsored Concert – Byron: Angel & Outcast

Cadogan Hall, London

11th October 2018, 7.30pm

We are sponsoring a dramatised concert in support of the Royal Marsden Charity for Prostate Cancer Research. In this concert, world-class pianist Dina Duisen and a cast of two actors bring Byron’s story to life with performed poems, journals and letters sensitively woven into piano works by Beethoven, Schubert, Chopin and Schumann.

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  “Byron’s Sublime” by Peter Francev

13th November, at the Art Workers Guild London

An evening lecture on the unique ways in which Byron incorporates various modes of the Sublime, exploring the works of those who inspired him, and the influence these ideas had on Byron’s poetry.

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Annual Christmas Lunch & Talk from David McClay

11th December, East India Club

Join us for our annual Christmas luncheon at the East India Club, St James’ Square.

David McClay will give a talk about his new book, Dear Mr Murray. The publishing house of John Murray was founded in Fleet Street in 1768 and remained a family firm over seven generations. A celebration of John Murray Publishers 250th anniversary this year, Dear Mr Murray is a collection of letters from the Publisher’s archive.

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23rd January – Karen Caines (DPhil student, Oxford) will talk about Byron and Latin Translation. 
More details to follow.

Dr Tom Lockwood “Byron & Rochester”

20th February 2019

Art Workers Guild 6.30pm

This lecture will explore the things Byron might have known about the poetry and life of John Wilmot, second earl of Rochester, some of the things that he did with that knowledge in his own writing, and some of the ways in which Byron’s contemporaries used the cautionary narrative of Rochester’s life to do things to Byron.

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March – Dr Matthew Ward at Keats House

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Professor Tom Mole “Byron in Bronze: Commemorating Byron in Victorian London”

24th April 2019

Art Workers Guild 6.30pm

In this talk, Professor Mole will examine the history of the statue of Byron by Richard Belt, now in Hyde Park, and evaluate its significance both for Byron’s Victorian reputation and for Victorian Londoners’ understanding of their city.

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14th May – AGM & Talk

Dr Mirka Horova, Senior Lecturer in English Literature at Charles University, Prague, will be giving a talk about her work on the sea and swimming in Romantic Poetry. 

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June – Public Lecture at Keats House, by Professor Tim Webb, Senior Research Fellow in English and Emeritus Professor of English at the University of Bristol.
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27th June – “John Clare Plays With Byron”
Professor Simon Kövesi, Head of the Department of English and Modern Languages at Oxford Brookes University, will give a lecture on Northamptonshire poet John Clare’s response to Byron’s life and works.
More details to follow.

Dr Anthony Howe “Byron’s Letters: the absence and the presence of poetry”

24th July 2019 

Art Workers’ Guild  6.30 pm

Under the Net letter writing has more or less gone the way of hunter gathering. Byron’s letters, at their best, are astonishing and their multifarious cultural background fascinating. This talk will comment on those cultures while thinking about the letters from a literary-critical perspective.

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16th October –  Byron and the Sea Green Isle
Nicky Gayle will give a talk about his recent book exploring the cultural and historical inspiration for Byron’s poem The Island. More details to follow.

14th November – The Fall of the House of Byron
Author and Byron Society member, Emily Brand, will give a talk on her forthcoming book, The Fall of the House of Byron.
More details to follow.

December – Joint Conference with the John Clare Society celebrating the bicentennial of Byron’s Don Juan Cantos I & II.

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December – Annual Christmas Lunch 

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More events will be added on a regular basis, and additional details for upcoming events. If you would like to attend any of our events, or would like to suggest an event, please contact us, or email