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Lord Byron and the Spirit of Anglo-Hellenism: A Bicentenary Commemoration

Tuesday 19 Mar 2024

Two hundred years on from his death at Messolonghi in Greece, on 19 April 1824, the reputation and allure of Lord Byron show no signs of diminishing. He surely remains by quite some margin the most important figure in the history of modern British-Greek relations. In this panel event, consisting of individual papers and an expert discussion, we examine Byron’s Hellenism, consider his final, fateful  activities in Greece, and take a glance at his legacy in Greece.

There will be three illustrated talks:

Dr. Jennifer Wallace, Peterhouse, University of Cambridge. ‘“Where’er we tread, ‘tis haunted, holy ground’: Following Byron’s Footsteps Into Greece”

Prof. Roderick Beaton, King’s College London. “Byron’s 100 Days at Missolonghi”

Ioannes Chountis de Fabbri, University of Aberdeen. “Lord Byron’s Hellenic afterlife: Misconceptions and idealization”

The expert discussion, including all three speakers, will be chaired by Prof. David Ricks. There will be an opportunity for audience Q&A in the closing part of the discussion.

The event will not be recorded. A wine reception will follow the panel discussion. The event is expected to conclude at 9.15pm.

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About the Anglo-Hellenic League

Dedicated to promoting Anglo-Greek understanding and friendship, through charitable and cultural work.


The Hellenic Centre


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19:00 - 21:00