Institute for Policy and Engagement

The Byron 200 Lecture

Djanogly Theatre, Lakeside Arts, University Park NG7 2RD Nottingham
Thursday 27th June 2024 (18:00-20:00)
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This lively panel discussion marks the bicentenary of Lord Byron’s death with six guest speakers sharing their views on the life and legacy of Lord Byron from different perspectives. 

The event will open with a welcome from Greek-born Councillor Pavlos Kotsonis, Nottingham City Council’s Portfolio Holder for Leisure and Culture. 

The following discussion will be chaired by Associate Professor Richard Gaunt from University of Nottingham's Department of History and followed by a question-and-answer session at the end. 

This event is funded and presented by the Institute for Policy and Engagement, University of Nottingham. 

Booking required, £3 per ticket, free to concessions. 2 hours including interval. Suitable for ages 14+. 

Guest speakers  

  • Associate Professor Richard Gaunt from the Department of History at the University of Nottingham (Panel Chair)
  • Councillor Pavlos Kotsonis, Nottingham City Council’s Executive Member for Adult Social Care and Health
  • Dr Sam Hirst, Post-Doctoral Knowledge Exchange Fellow at the University of Nottingham
  • Simon Brown, Curator at Newstead Abbey, the ancestral home of Lord Byron
  • Madeline Potter, Early Career Teaching and Research Fellow in the Long Nineteenth Century (Romanticism/Victorianism), The University of Edinburgh
  • John Beckett, Emeritus Professor of English Regional History, The University of Nottingham
  • Miranda Seymour, novelist, biographer, critic and visiting professor at Nottingham Trent University
  • Geoffrey C Bond, OBE, author, broadcaster, producer, historian and present owner of Burgage Manor, once occupied by Lord Byron

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