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What do you gain by joining the Byron Society?

If you are interested in Lord Byron’s poetry and letters, his life and times, his relevance to today and the Romantic Movement in general, then our Society is the one for you. Our members are of all backgrounds and ages, and include scholars, enthusiasts, authors and artists. 

Membership lasts one year, and runs from January to January.

Whether you are interested in the literary, academic or social activities of the Society, you will find much to enjoy as a member:

  • A subscription to the biannual Byron Journal, including printed copies and online access to the complete electronic archive (published since 1973)
  • The opportunity to attend monthly talks, lectures, concerts, book launches, poetry readings and social gatherings
  • An invitation to the IABS and Newstead conferences
  • A regular email newsletter with news about the society’s events, publications, and funding opportunities


Reduced membership rates are available for students, retired, and unwaged colleagues

• Standard Rate – £30.00
• Student Rate – £25.00
• Couple’s Rate – £45.00

How to join:

You can set up an annual subscription by clicking on the ‘Subscribe’ button below, or make a one off payment via PayPal using the ‘Buy Now’ button. You do not need a PayPal account to make this payment, if you do not have an account, once you have clicked on ‘Buy Now’, scroll down to select the ‘pay by debit or credit card’ option. The same option is available for ‘Subscribe’.

Alternatively if you would prefer to send a cheque or make a direct bank transfer, please email to discuss other payment options. 

Once you have made a payment, make sure you email us with your preferred postal and email contact details so we can update our records, dispatch your complimentary copies of The Byron Journal, and create your online account for back issues of the Journal, as well as keeping you updated on upcoming events.


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 I can never get people to understand that poetry is the expression of excited passion, and that there is no such thing as a life of passion any more than a continuous earthquake, or an eternal fever. Besides, who would ever shave themselves in such a state?”