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This brief page highlights forthcoming activities or events indirectly related to the Jane Austen Society during the course of the year, together with information on any issues or events not included on other pages of the website.

The links below direct you either to relevant content elsewhere on the website, or to a separate page providing further information.

Excavation at Steventon Rectory

This extensive project, commenced in 2012, was completed in May 2017, and full details of the outcome are available in this book by the project manager, Deborah Charlton. The book costs 15, and may be purchased by sending an e-mail to A Paypal invoice will then be sent to you.

Alternatively, it may be purchased by post, by UK residents only, by sending a request with your address and a cheque for 15 plus 1.30 postage to Archaeo Briton, 86 Stag Hill, Basingstoke, Hampshire RG22 6JQ.

Select the following link to display a brief review of the book.

Planting of Jane Austen Rose

On Monday 30th October, a new Jane Austen rose, bred by Harkness Roses, was planted by Alan Titchmarsh in the garden at the Jane Austen House Museum in Chawton. The rose is a floribunda, and the flowers, said to possess a fruity perfume, are coloured a rich orange in the centre petals, and creamy toward the outer edges. It is said to complement the Pride and Prejudice rose, also bred by Harkness.