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International Byron Conference 2013 at Kings College, London

The International Byron Conference for 2013 takes place in July at Kings College, London. Included on the Agenda is a session on Byron, Elgin & the Marbles, taking place in the Duveen Gallery at the British Museum.

Kings College London [1]

International Byron Conference 2013
Conference Programme

BYRON: the poetry of politics and the politics of poetry
The 39th International Byron Conference

1-6 July 2013

Unless otherwise indicated, all sessions are at King’s College London Strand Campus

All timings are provisional at this stage

Monday 1 July
14.30-15.30 Registration (tea and coffee provided)
15.30-16.15 Welcome and opening of the conference
16.15-17.00 Opening plenary
17.00-17.30 Introduction to the exhibition ‘Byron and Politics’: David McClay
18.15-20.30 Reception and opening of the Exhibition, Maughan Library, King’s College London

Tuesday 2 July
9.00-9.15 coffee/tea
9.15- 11.15 Plenary 2. Politics of culture and language
11.15- 11.45 coffee/tea
11.45-13.15 Papers
13.15-14.00 sandwich lunch (provided)
14.00-16.00 Papers
16.00-16.30 coffee/tea
16.45-17.30 Orthodox Vespers in King’s College Chapel
18.45-21.00 Byron, Elgin and the Marbles (viewing of the Parthenon Sculptures, reading and reception, British Museum)

Wednesday 3 July
9.00-9.15 coffee/tea
9.15-10.35 Plenary 3. Politics of the ‘Other’
10.35-11.00 coffee/tea
11.00-12.30 Papers
14.00-16.00 Byron, The Two Foscari: a dramatised reading, with excerpts from Verdi’s opera, I Due Foscari, performed by students of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama at the Guildhall School, Silk Street, Barbican, London EC2
16.00-16.30 coffee/tea (at the Guildhall School)
16.30-18.00 Papers at the Guildhall School

[Wednesday afternoon timings subject to alteration]

Thursday 4 July
9.00-9.15 coffee/tea
9.15-11.15 Papers
11.15-11.45 coffee/tea
11.45-13.00 Debate on Byron and politics (Jack Wasserman and Dr Peter Cochran – plenary session)
13.00-14.00 sandwich lunch (provided)
14.00-15.30 Papers
15.30-16.00 coffee/tea
16.00-17.30 Papers
18.30-21.00 Reception at John Murray’s [numbers limited]

Friday 5 July
9.00-9.15 coffee/tea
9.15-10.45 Papers
10.45-11.15 coffee/tea
11.15-13.15 Closing plenary
13.15-13.30 Closing of the conference and concluding remarks
13.30-14.30 sandwich lunch (provided)
14.30-16.30 IBS council meeting
19.00 Reception at the House of Lords and Conference Dinner (including wine) in the Peers’ Dining Room, preceded by an optional guided tour of the Palace of Westminster at 18.00

Saturday 6 July
Time TBC Visit to Harrow School, Byron’s place of learning from 1801-1805. The visit includes a tour of the historic schoolrooms and St Mary’s Church, coffee on arrival and lunch before departure.