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Events UK : 2021

For obvious reasons linked to the coronavirus issue, very few events have been organised around the UK at the immediate time. As soon as further details become available, they will appear on this page of the website.

For information on a broad range of other literary events (not necessarily linked to Jane Austen), consult the websites of the Alliance of Literary Societies and the Royal Society of Literature, both of which are included within our Other Links page.


Saturday 17 April
from 5.00 to 6.30 pm

Jane Austen On-line Event

Subject: Jane Austen, Schoolteachers and the Reading Ladies Boarding School

This live and virtual event explores the role of schoolteachers during the late 18th century, focussing on the school in Reading, Berkshire, attended by Jane Austen and her sister Cassandra.

To book a place on this event, select the following link to the website of the Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution and scroll down to the above date for full details. Tickets: £5.


Saturday 19 June from
10.15 am to 4.30 pm

On-Line Study Day: Jane Austen, The East India Company and Pear Tree Church (Southampton) in the Fashionable 18th Century

This full-day event, organised by Pear Tree Church, includes a talk by Professor Emma Clery on the link between the Austen family and the career of Warren Hastings, the controversial Governor-General in India.

Full details of all talks via the above link.


Friday 25 June
at 7.00 pm

Jane Austen and the Cheltonians: An open-air theatre production

Venue: Chawton House Museum.

This award-winning play by West End playwright Carol Summerfield will be performed in the grounds of Chawton House. Full details, including how to purchase tickets, via the above link. Car-parking facilities available at the venue.