• All Things Byron

    Put poetry into the soul — Byron

    After careful combing, there are too many famous British poets in the 19th century. Shelley has come, so Byron is not far away. I’ll take you to read a little poem by Byron. George Gordon Byron (1788-1824), a famous romantic poet in the 19th century, was the author of the soul stirring work don Juan. He was a famous handsome man in that era. He was also an active and brave revolutionary fighter and participated in the Greek national liberation movement. Byron, a famous poet with many identities, is naturally unambiguous when writing love poems, such as “she walks in beauty”. She Walks in Beauty——George Gordon Byron She walks in…

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    Upcoming Events

    All our events are open to non-members, though prices may vary. If you are interested in one of our events and would like to attend, or would like more details, please email contact@thebyronsociety.com. We regularly update our events list, adding new events and providing additional details for upcoming ones so remember to check this page regularly. If you would like to propose an event, please send an email to our Director, Dr Emily Paterson-Morgan: contact@thebyronsociety.com.  17th September, ANNUAL AGM,  and Byron Society Lecture  ‘Coming in from the Cold: Re-examining the relationship between Polidori and Byron’ by Andrew and Suzanne Edwards. ‘Poor Polidori’ or ‘Polly Dolly’ are just two of the dismissive epithets bestowed…

  • All Things Byron

    The Lord Poet

    Interview with Megan Franks 20th June 2019 We’re talking to author Megan Franks whose debut novel, The Lord Poet, was inspired by the life of Lord Byron. Why Byron, or rather why a fiction involving Byron? I have always been fascinated with society and morality and what makes those rules effective. When I researched Byron, I found him to be an anomaly, in that he seemed to follow his own moral compass. This isn’t an unusual characteristic per se, except in the instance that his lack of adherence to rules seemed to stem from his broader perception of the world vs. a genuine dislike for authority or something of the like. I…

  • All Things Byron

    Byron, walking in beauty, with an indie pop spring in his step

    Staying in Venice since March, singer songwriter Tess Callaghan has come to know some of the places still strongly associated with Byron to this day, along the Gran Canale, the swimming area in Lido, the Armenian monastery on the Island of San Lazzaro, a few of the houses he frequented.  It therefore naturally struck Tess as a good location to film a Byron-themed video for her song “He Walks In Beauty”, setting Byron’s exquisite poem to indie pop. Tess had encountered the poem through the years, hearing potential for a simple melody to showcase the words.  It is likely that Byron intended the poem to be sung – it featured…