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Byron’s Bear and other animals

Byron kept a bear while he was a student at Cambridge, what would it be like to live with a bear and other animals, as Byron did?

When: Wednesday 19 June, 2-4.25pm

Creative writing workshop led by Angela Clerkin, writer and theatre maker, and Professor Hannah O’Regan of Nottingham University. Lord Byron kept a bear while he was a student at Trinity College, Cambridge. It was said he purchased the bear in defiance of the rules that banned students from keeping dogs in college. In Italy he lived with ten horses, eight enormous dogs, three monkeys, five cats, an eagle, a crow and a falcon. What would it be like to live with a bear and other animals, as Byron did?

The workshop is taking place in Room 2 on Floor 1, 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.