Byron Bicentenary Celebrations

2024 marks the bicentenary of Lord Byron’s death. There are a host of events of various sorts taking place across the globe to commemorate the death if this astounding figure, and celebrate his life and works.

This page contains a list of all events occurring in 2024 related to the bicentenary of Lord Byron’s death, arranged by associations and societies from all over the world – to help Byron enthusiasts everywhere keep track of what is happening, when, and where.

If you are interested in attending the event, click on the relevant link. If you are interested in submitting an event for inclusion in this list, please send the details and relevant URL to our Director, Emily Paterson-Morgan, at

22nd January – From the Library of Sigmund Freud: The Works of Lord Byron (Freud Museum). More details.

January 22-May 20 2024 – Byron Exhibition: Drew University (USA). More details.

23 February – 24 February – The Byrothon: a 24-hour reading of Lord Byron’s works (Trinity College, Cambridge, UK). More Details.

28th February 2024 – Byron Bicentenary Conference (Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh). More Details

19th March 2024 – Lord Byron and the Spirit of Anglo-Hellenism: A Bicentenary Commemoration (The Hellenic Centre, London, The Anglo-Hellenic League). More Details

14th April – Afternoon Poems: Byron – ‘Mad, bad and dangerous to know’ (Keats House London). More Details

17th April – Byron All-dayer (British Library, sponsored by the Byron Society and the Wordsworth Trust). More Details.

18 April 2024 – Dinner at the House of Lords (The Byron Society)

19 April 2024 – 2 day symposium, Cambridge University (Trinity College, Cambridge). More details.

26-27 April – Newstead Abbey Byron Conference and cultural events (The Byron Society). More Details.

20-22 June – Byron and the Mediterranean “Cult of the South”: A Bicentennial Symposium (Rome, University of Notre Dame Rome Global Gateway). More details.

1– 7 July 2024 – 48th International Byron Conference (Athens/Messolonghi, Greece). More details.

Individual lectures at Keats Shelley House

13th June – Christine Kenyon Jones, Byron in Italy: as portrayed by Italian artists’.

12th September – Roderick Beaton, ‘From Ravenna to Missolonghi: Shelley’s part in Byron’s last journey’

Newstead Abbey Events

All year (already installed) there’s an artist’s exhibition by a Jemma Gowland who has made white and gold figurines which sit around the house and they are ‘based’ on Byron, his life and works.

March 30th – the redisplay of the house opens. A whole new series of exhibits has gone up through the house with new objects on display and new interpretations! The redisplay/new display is called ‘Byron’s Sensational Life’

Byron’s Words. A trail around the house and gardens using Byron’s own words – poetry, letters and journals – to create encounters with him and his work throughout the abbey and grounds.

20th and 21st April is the big BYRON BASH. Two days of activities on-site. The details haven’t been released yet but there is a lot going on, including special tour, curator led sessions, talks, the Newfoundland group coming with dogs, rescues on the lake…

Summer Seas Adventures (in the summer holidays) Kid friendly trails and activities that focus on Byron, the sea and pirates (corsairs!)

There are two special displays running all year: ‘Try on Byron’ where students at NTU have made costumes based on Byron and his works that children can try on. ‘Personal perspective films’ – a series of specially made films on display in the Abbey for visitors to learn about Byron’s life, its local legacies and his actions in Greece.