The Jane Austen Society is active in its wider aim of honouring the author and promoting interest in her life and works.
Speakers at the Annual General Meeting, held at Chawton House in July, have included Paul Johnson, P D James, Professor
Richard Jenkyns and Matthew Parris. The text of these talks is printed in the Society's 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.
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, the Isle of Wight, Kent, London, the Midlands,
Norfolk, the North, Scotland, South West, Wales, and counties adjoining Surrey - the Southern Circle. The active participation of new members
is encouraged by the organisers.
The Society has compiled a Register of Speakers which includes a section for dramatic and musical presentations.
New entries are welcomed and applicants should forward brief biographical details including qualifications,
with examples of texts, to the Hon. Secretary.
Full details of the Constitution of the Jane Austen Society may be displayed on screen via the link in the left-hand column.
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, 20 Parsonage Road, Henfield, West Sussex BN5 9JG, or by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
AGM at Chawton House
Visit to Brighton Pavilion
during 2013 Annual Conference
However, queries on membership should be sent only to the membership secretary (contact
details on the Membership page), and articles for the Newsletter or Annual Report,
or books for review, should be sent only to the Editor (contact details on the Newsletter page).