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Kent Branch : Diary of Events 2018

The events listed below are those specifically arranged by the Kent Branch of the Society. For details of other events related to Jane Austen (theatre productions, musical events, lectures, literary festivals etc), some of which may also be located in this area of the country, please refer to the Events UK page.

Saturday 17 March

Talk by Dr Linda Bree, Wolfson College, Cambridge

This event has been cancelled at short notice for reasons beyond the control of the Branch. Apologies for any inconvenience.

Saturday 7 April
at 12.00 for 12.30 pm

Novel Views Discussion Group

Subject: 'Engagements and Elopements'.
Venue: Shoreham, Kent.

Further details from Vivian Branson, tel: 07785 760995 or via e-mail at

Saturday 2 June

Kent Branch Summer Event

1 Talk by Clare Graham: 'Edward Knight'.
2 Talk by Stephen Siddall: 'Jane Austen at Home'.
3 Dramatic Presentation with Professional Actress.

Venue: Godmersham Park, CT4 7DT.

Free admission, but please confirm your wish to attend by contacting Samantha Ford via

Thursday 7 June
at 7.00 pm

Jane Austen's Transatlantic Family at Home on HMS Namur

This talk by Sheila Johnson Kindred, author of Jane Austen's Transatlantic Sister: The Life and Letters of Fanny Palmer Austen, combines Charles Austen's experiences as a naval officer with his wife's fears for his survival, pride in his achievements and constant anxiety regarding finance and family status. The talk presents insights on a man's naval career from a woman's perspective.
Venue: Chatham Historic Dockyard, Church Lane, Chatham, Kent.

Free admission, but registration required at


Annual Austenian Ramble

Venue: Sevenoaks Town and Knole Park.
Date to be confirmed.

Further details from Paul Morris, tel: 07818 401454 or via e-mail at