Such Conduct Bears Philanthropy’s Rare Stamp: The Byronic Hero’s Good deeds

19th May 2022

PHYSICAL – Art Workers Guild, London

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6.30-7.00pm, Wine reception

7.00-8.00, Byron Society Lecture

Ticket registration here

In this talk, Andrew Rudd will explore the nature of the Byronic hero’s philanthropy. [/ezcol_2third_end]

Cloaked in disdain, and ‘a hater of his kind’ bearing within ‘a vital scorn of all’ (as Lara is described), the Byronic hero may seem an unlikely candidate for a philanthropist. But on closer inspection, Byron’s personas perform good deeds as a means to exert influence outside the existing order; to carry out works without the need for faith; and to do good by stealth in defiance of hostile opinion. The talk will also consider Byron’s own evolution as a (sometimes reluctant) benefactor in Britain, Italy, and Greece.



Art Workers Guild

6 Queen Square


London WC1N 3AT

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[/ezcol_1third] [ezcol_1third] When:

Drinks 6.30-7.00

Lecture 7.00-8.00pm

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Register here