A Bicentenary Celebration of The Liberal

20th Hazlitt Day School

in collaboration with The Byron Society

Saturday 17 September 2022

Bloomsbury Campus, University College London

The full programme for this event is below, and there are two options for attendees. You can attend the full-day conference, or you can book the Annual Lecture only (the Annual Lecture is free). The links for booking these two options are below.

Register for Full-Day Conference (including Annual Lecture)

Register for Annual Lecture only

One-day conference 9.15-5.15

University College London

Tickets £20 (£15 concessions)


Morning Session

9.15-9.40am            Arrival and registration, tea and coffee

9.40-10.00am          The Liberal: an introduction to the journal (David Woodhouse)

10.00-10.15am        Liberal: an introduction to the keyword (John Gardner)

10.15-10.45am        Don Juan and The Liberal (Jane Stabler)

10.45-11.15am        ‘On the Spirit of Monarchy’ (Ian Haywood)

11.15am-11.35am   Coffee

11.35am-12.35pm   Panel session on transnational liberalism in the early 1820s (chaired by Roderick Beaton and featuring Lilla Maria Crisafulli, Maria Schoina and Will Bowers)

12.35-1.30pm          Lunch

Afternoon Session

1.30-2.00pm            A Liberal’s Vision of Judgment? (Bernard Beatty)

2.00-2.30pm            The Shelleys and The Liberal (James Grande)

2.30-3.00pm            Guiseppe Molini, Leigh Hunt and The Liberal (Tim Webb)

3.00-3.20pm            Coffee

3.20-3.50pm            ‘My First Acquaintance with Poets’ (Jon Cook)

3.50-4.05pm            Readings from The Liberal (Gregory Dart and Uttara Natarajan)

4.15-5.15pm            The Annual Lecture: ‘Preposterous Liberalism and The Liberal’ (Richard Cronin)

5.30pm                    Drinks

For enquiries, please email: theliberalbicentenary@gmail.com