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 contact@thebyronsociety.com.

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: contact@thebyronsociety.com. 


 
17th September, ANNUAL AGM,  and Byron Society Lecture 

‘Coming in from the Cold: Re-examining the relationship between Polidori and Byron’ by Andrew and Suzanne Edwards. ‘Poor Polidori’ or ‘Polly Dolly’ are just two of the dismissive epithets bestowed on Dr John William Polidori, which reflect his marginalization in the retelling of events from the summer of 1816. This talk will explore the poet’s journey via the incidents and events recorded by his physician, with the intention of sympathetically portraying Polidori as a three-dimensional human-being, warts and all, rather than a simple caricature.

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 14th October, Annual Scotland Lecture, Edinburgh

‘Duet Dialogues’: Byron and the Adultery Letter’ by Emily Paterson-Morgan

Drawing on materials from the John Murray Archive, this talk considers one of the most peculiar and – frankly – ludicrous episodes in Byron’s extremely complex love life: the brief, passionate, yet ultimately unconsummated affair with Lady Frances Webster which allegedly started during a game of billiards.

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 22nd October, Book Launch: Byron Among the English Poets

Byron Among the English Poets is based on an excellent series of papers given at a conference jointly sponsored by The Byron Society and All Souls College, Oxford. We were thrilled to be a part of this event back in 2018 and are equally excited to host the book launch for this wonderful book.

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24th November. ‘Byron and Tragedy’ by Flora Lisica

This talk will explore Byron’s interest in tragedy, and particularly his writing of a number of tragedies to be read rather than staged. Taking Manfred (1817) as a central example, it will consider the difference between tragedy on the page and in the theatre, particularly in light of Regency theatre and reading culture, and ideas of celebrity and privacy, community and isolation.

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2022

Talks by Professor David Duff, Dr Mary O’Connell, Dr Bill Hughes, Dr Andrew Rudd, and many more…


The 47th conference of the International Associations of Byron Societies will be devoted to Byron’s poetic legacy echoing throughout the world.  Among admirers of Byron’s wit and passion one finds Alexander Pushkin and the Decembrists. Famous writers, revolutionaries, philosophers, historians, artists, composers, travellers, and inventors belong to the international community known as Byron’s readership, and Byron’s brisk and alluring verse style has attracted readers of different nationalities from all ways of life.

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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 contact@thebyronsociety.com