George Gordon Byron was a student at Trinity College. Lord Byron is thought to have swum in the River Cam at ‘Byron’s Pool’.
Lord Byron, replica by Thomas Phillips, circa 1835, based on a work of 1813, NPG 142, © National Portrait Gallery, London. [Creative Commons CC BY-NC-ND 3.0]
George Gordon Byron (1788-1824), poet, was a student at Trinity College. Lord Byron is thought to have swum in the River Cam at Byron’s Pool, which is named in his memory. His poems include Childe Harold and Don Juan. After the success of Childe Harold, he recalled “I awoke one morning and found myself famous”. He joined the Greek insurgents in 1823 and died there from a fever. There is a memorial to him in Poet’s Corner, Westminster Abbey .
One of the streets on the 1940s estate is named Byron Square .
In March 2019, one of the rooms in the Clay Farm Centre was named the B yron Room .