Byron, His Diets and His Doctors

  • Discussion
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What you’ll do

Hear from Antony Peattie, author of ‘The Private Life of Lord Byron’, who will talk about Byron’s complex relationship with food, the impact that had on his health, and how doctors responded. There will be an opportunity to ask questions.

About your speaker

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Antony Peattie

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Antony Peattie’s first paid job after leaving university was correcting the English translation of Byron’s Italian letters for £3 per hour. He has produced numerous publications on opera, and meanwhile continued to read and think about Byron. Peattie has lectured on Byron at the National Portrait Gallery and at Tate Britain, and contributed to Oxford’s Food Symposium on ‘Byron, Bread and Butter’.