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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.

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


Richard Deakin, The Wicked Lord Byron

18th April, 6.30pm, the Art Workers Guild

Richard Deakin will discuss the inspiration for his novel THE WICKED LORD BYRON, which presents the life story of the poet as he relives it in his final hours, from the point of view of both the laughing dandy and the tragic romantic.  Robin, Lord Byron, who wrote the Foreword to the novel, will introduce the event, and Richard Deakin will give some readings from his book and describe how it evolved.

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Byron Society AGM

Followed by a talk from Miranda Seymour.

22nd May, at the Art Workers Guild, London

In this talk, Miranda Seymour will discuss her new book, In Byron’s Wake, which examines the enduring influence of Byron on both his wife and his brilliant, eccentric child.

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“Improvisation, Freestyling, and Political Attack: A Comparative Juxtaposition of Byron and Eminem” by Peter Graham

12th June, Senate House, London

In fall of 2017 “The Storm,” the rapper Eminem’s foul-mouthed but eloquent freestyle takedown of Donald Trump created a sensation. So doing, it intriguingly echoed some of the distinguishing features of Byron’s Don Juan. 

The perhaps unexpected resemblances between these two works and their respective artists involve style, substance, sensibility and the formal features of subtle, seemingly improvisational genres brilliantly deployed by the two artists. This lecture’s goal will be to articulate and explain some of these resemblances.

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 Keats House Public Lecture, 20th June

‘Underwater Love: Romantic Poets and Sacred Founts’ by Professor Phillip Shaw

This summer in the lovely environs of Keats House, Professor Phillip Shaw will give our annual public lecture.

Following a discussion of Byron’s encounter with the restorative qualities of Arethusa’s sacred fount on Ithaca in 1823, the talk will look at how Keats and Wordsworth responded to Ovid’s retelling of this legend.

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2nd – 7th July

The International Byron Conference at Ravenna, Italy.
The conference theme will be “Byron: Improvisation and Mobility”.

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 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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October – Dr Anna Camillieri
More details to follow.

 “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.

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January – Karen Caines (DPhil student, Oxford) will talk about Byron and Latin Translation. 
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February – Dr Tom Lockwood will discuss Byron and Rochester.
Dr Tom Lockwood, Reader in English Literature and Director of Education for the College of Arts and Law at the University of Birmingham, 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.

More details to follow.

April – Professor Tom Mole, Reader in English Literature and Director of the Centre for the History of the Book at the University of Edinburgh, will be giving a talk on Byron’s statue in Hyde Park. 

More details to follow.

May – 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. 

More details to follow.

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.
More details to follow.

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.

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.

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