Lord Byron wasn’t just a poet, he was more of a rock star. England’s most prominent and outrageous celebrity in the early nineteenth century, he lived life to excess – and his relations with women were completely scandalous. This talk explores those relationships in the context of some of Byron’s most well-known poetry, his extraordinary rise to fame and legend, and his place in the tradition of English Romantic poets.

Speaker, Jeremy Holmes, has worked in advertising and higher education. Now semi-retired he is a trustee of various charities. In his youth he won a scholarship and gained a Double First in English Literature at Oxford.

Two-course lunch is served at 1.00 pm (special diets can be accommodated), but arrive early to get a drink and enjoy the lovely house and gardens. The talk will commence about 2.00 pm.

Tickets £22 via Holland House.