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South West Branch : Diary of Events 2018/19

The events listed below are those specifically arranged by the South West 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.


All events to be held from 10.30am to 3.30pm at Southernhay Hall, Central Exeter.


Saturday 16 June

Day conference with morning coffee, buffet lunch and two lectures:

Morning: 'A Year in the Life of Jane Austen's House' by Martyn Dell

Afternoon: 'The Austen Family Quilt' by Sue Dell


Saturday 20 October

Day conference with morning coffee, buffet lunch and two lectures:

Morning: 'The Narrative Voice in Austen's Novels' by Joe Bray

Afternoon: 'Jane Austen, the Banker's Sister' by Emma Clery


Events 2019

Saturday 12 January

Day conference with morning coffee, buffet lunch and two lectures:

Morning: Penelope Byrde: 'A Round of the Utmost Diversion: Dress and Social Life in Jane Austen's Bath'

Afternoon: Mark Burgess: 'Mrs Goddard's Profession - Jane Austen, schoolteachers, and the Reading Ladies Boarding School'


Saturday 6 April

Day conference with morning coffee, buffet lunch and two lectures:

Morning: Michael Biddis: 'Seaside Follies: An Excursion to Sanditon'

Afternoon: Clio O'Sullivan: 'Jane Austen and Scandal'


Tickets and membership information available from:

Hazel Jones, Membership Secretary: telephone 01363 776371 or e-mail southwest@jasoc.org.uk

Cheques payable to: Jane Austen Society (South West Branch)

Annual Membership: £8, payable in January. (You do not have to be a member of the Jane Austen Society.)