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Byron – Poet, Rebel…Politician?

When: Tuesday 2 July, 11am-12.30pm

Dr Richard Gaunt considers the political context in which Byron operated, and how his reputation as a rebel looks 200 years after his death.

Lord Byron’s reputation as a political rebel remains alive and well – especially in Nottingham. This talk considers the political context in which Byron operated – years of war, revolution and social tension.

Byron is still largely remembered for his maiden speech in the House of Lords, defending Nottinghamshire Luddites. Given his limited engagement with parliamentary politics, how does Byron’s reputation as a political rebel look 200 years after his death?

The talk is taking place in Rooms 6&7 on Floor 2, and booking
is essential. Drinks can be purchased at the café in Nottingham Central Library.

A poster for Byron 200, a program of events in collaboration with the university of Nottingham

Nottingham’s Byron

We are proud to host a programme of talks and events presented by University of Nottingham in partnership with Nottingham Central Library, Nottingham Museum & Galleries service and the Virtual Immersive Production Studios to commemorate the 200th anniversary of Byron’s death. The programme of events will run from May to August and focus on Byron’s connection to Nottingham, and the exhibition will run from 4 November 2024 to May 2025.