Romantic Reputations - Angelic Austen and Beastly Byron: A VIRTUAL talk

Online Event, Nottingham

Venue Online Event

Was Lord Byron really ‘mad, bad and dangerous to know’? Was Jane Austen ‘a narrow-gutted spinster’? We think we know literary figures from history but are our views justified? Join PhD researchers Ruby Hawley-Sibbett and Amy Wilcockson for a discussion of these two famous literary figures.

Their talk is part of Inspire’s History and Imagination programme – 15 to 19 March 2021 – a week-long celebration highlighting the reasons why we love to read about the past.  

A discounted season ticket giving access to all the events is also available.

Points to note about the booking:

Participants are required to book in advance. 

  • A waiting room will be enabled to ensure only those who have booked places are admitted.
  • The talk will take place via Zoom. The link to join will be sent out one day in advance of the event by email to the address given on your booking. This will be generated via Eventbrite and, depending on your email settings, may sometimes be found in a junk mail folder.
  • It may be necessary to mute microphones and turn cameras off to prevent problems with video and audio quality.


Online Platform

Zoom ( is the online platform we will be using to run this session.

You do not need to have a Zoom account -  a meeting link will be emailed to the email address you provide when booking.

The recommended equipment needed for online sessions is

  • A PC/Laptop, iPad/tablet or ‘phone that can run Zoom (an app may need to be downloaded if using an iPad/tablet or ‘phone) with a webcam and microphone
  • Good power supply
  • Minimum 2 mbps broadband speed

Photograph of Amy Wilcockson and Ruby Hawley-Sibbett with some details of the event

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