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South West Branch : Diary of Events 2017

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 28 January

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

Morning: 'All at Sea in the Time of the Austens' by Roy and Lesley Adkins

Afternoon: 'Fainting Alternately on the Sofa' by Karin Fernald


Saturday 8 April

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

Morning: 'Frances Burney, Maria Edgeworth and Another Lady' by Linda Bree

Afternoon: 'Solving the Puzzle of Jane Fairfax' by Jill Webster


Saturday 17 June

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

Morning: 'Persuasion in Persuasion' by Sandie Byrne

Afternoon: 'A Few of my Favourite (Georgian) Things' by Anthony Finney


Saturday 9 September

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

Morning: 'Sharing a Carriage with Mr Elton' by Dr Bill Hutchings

Afternoon: 'Sanditon and its Manuscript: Revision and Style' by Anne Toner


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.)