The Society's main aim is to foster the appreciation and study of the work, life and times
of Jane Austen, and the Austen family.
Members gain priority access to Society events, which include our London Study Day, held in the first
quarter of the year, the AGM with guest speaker in Chawton in July, and our 3-day Annual Conference in September,
held in 2017 in Bath. The Conference venue changes every year, and during this 200th anniversary period we are visiting
the areas related to each of the novels.
Members also receive two Newsletters per year and our prestigious Annual Report, a scholarly publication
which includes articles on recent research and discoveries, acquisitions at the Museum, a bibliography of new books and
articles, information from sale-rooms, and some illustrations.
Branches and Groups
In addition to the Society's day and weekend conferences, a varied menu of events is offered by Branches
and Groups in Bath and Bristol, Cambridge, Hampshire, Kent, London, the Midlands, the North, Scotland, South West, and counties
adjoining Surrey - the Southern Circle. The active participation of new members is encouraged by the organisers.
For details of how to join the Society, or to inform us of any change of home address or other personal contact details,
please contact our Membership Secretary via the 'How to Join' link on the left of the screen.
The Society is happy to be contacted on matters concerning Jane Austen, and to answer queries about her life and work.
Please contact the Honorary Secretary via the 'Contact Us' link.
The website is packed with information, so to learn more about Jane Austen's life and works, the Society and its Branches and Groups,
Jane Austen related events nationwide, and the occasional unusual item related to the author contained in the Latest News page, please
select the links in the left-hand column.
Full details of the Constitution of the Jane Austen Society may be displayed on screen via the link in the left-hand column.
AGM at Chawton House
Royal Crescent, Bath
Jane Austen's House, Chawton