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.

 2018

 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”.

More Details Here. Enquiries: contact@thebyronsociety.com.


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.

More details here. Enquiries: Contact@thebyronsociety.com


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.

More Details Here. Enquiries: contact@thebyronsociety.com.


11th December – Annual Christmas Lunch

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


2019

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


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.


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. 

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.


July – Byron’s Letters & the Postal Service 
Dr Tony Howe, Reader in English Literature and Associate Director of Research in the School of English at Birmingham City University, will give a talk on Byron’s letter writing and the vagaries of the postal service. 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 contact@thebyronsociety.com