The conference this year will start on Thursday 26 September, with registration and tea. For participants preferring the two-day format, arrival will be on the Friday afternoon.
It is based in Hampshire, chosen both for those who are new to Jane Austen's home county, and those who wish to re-acquaint themselves with those locations. We will be visiting Southampton,
where she lived after moving from Bath in 1805, and Portsmouth where she located a part of Mansfield Park. We will also visit Steventon, the location of her first home; Winchester,
where Jane died and was buried; and Chawton, her last home and the location of her brother Edward's home.
The conference accommodation will be at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Basingstoke, all en-suite. Taking into account such a varied programme and the cost of accommodation and coach travel, we have tried
to keep the costs as low as possible, and we are offering a room-share arrangement for single travellers.