Welcome to the Byron Society
The Byron Society celebrates the life and works of Lord George Gordon Byron (1788-1824), a poet, traveller and revolutionary.
Based in London, but hosting events around the UK and abroad, the Byron Society brings together all those interested in the famous Romantic poet Lord Byron, whose controversial works and astonishing life have entranced readers for more than 200 years.
Established in the nineteenth century the Society was re-founded in London in 1971 to promote a wider and deeper knowledge of Byron’s life, works and circle. We offer you the chance to discover more about Byron, and to share your interest through talks, lectures, poetry readings, book launches, dinners, trips and other events.
We are a non-profit organisation and a registered charity (Charity No: 1197293).
Join The Byron Society today
Membership costs just £30 a year, and includes two complimentary copies of our highly-respected Byron Journal and access to the complete archive.
Visit our Subscribers page for more details.
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.
CALL FOR PAPERS
Sponsored panel, BARS 2024 conference (Glasgow)
Forming part of the wider conference theme of making and unmaking, and marking the bicentenary of his death, this special panel invites papers on the topic of Byron and Innovation.
“But words are things, and a small drop of ink
Falling like dew, upon a thought produces
That which makes thousands, perhaps millions, think.”