AGM & Byron in Space

16th May, 2024.

Art Workers Guild

5.00pm-6.30pm – AGM (Members only)

6.30pm-7pm – Drinks Reception (everyone welcome)

7.00pm-8.00pm – Lecture (everyone welcome)

Tickets here.

It is free to attend the AGM and lecture for members, please email if you are a member wishing to attend.

What did Byron know about astronomy and how did this knowledge shape his poetry? This talk looks at two main sources of astronomical information: John Bonnycastle’s Introduction to Astronomy  (1786, and owned by Byron) and John Milton’s Paradise Lost, a work that responds with unique force and insight to the Copernican revolution of its time. These contexts will inform a reading of some of Byron’s major works, including his cosmological writing in Cain and Heaven and Earth.


Art Workers Guild

6 Queen Square


London WC1N 3AT

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AGM 5.00-6.30

Drinks 6.30-7.00

Lecture 7.00-8.00pm

There will be a dinner for those who wish to join, details will be confirmed closer to the time.