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Society Events

The Society organises three events during the course of the year. Further details will be displayed on screen three months in advance of each occasion.


Study Day

This event, usually held in February, comprises four lectures on subjects related to the life, works and times of Jane Austen.   (Link to further details.)



Branch and Group Stalls at the AGM


Annual General Meeting

This full-day event, held in Chawton, Hampshire, comprises a morning business meeting for Society members, followed by a lecture in the afternoon by a prominent Jane Austen speaker. The event is also open to non-members. Information on the wide range of activities arranged by the Society's Branches and Groups during the course of the year is available on individual display stands throughout the day.

The date for this event in 2018 is Saturday 14 July, with Dr Bill Hutchings as the afternoon speaker. Full details will appear on this page next May.





Annual Conference

This 3-day event is scheduled each year in September. It comprises a combination of lectures and daily outings to a variety of venues linked to Jane Austen, her novels and her family background. Recent locations have ranged from Oxford, Sidouth, Kent, Basingstoke, Lichfield, Scotland, Guildford and Bath.

For details of the general structure and content of these events, refer to the following link: 2017 Conference in Bath.





Bath Royal Crescent


Society members are given initial priority for each of these events, although non-members are welcome to attend. Further information will be displayed on the website via the additional links on the left-hand side of this screen nearer each respective date.

For details of other events organised within the Society around the UK, select the Branches/Groups and Regional Talks links on the left of the screen.