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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, to be held in Chawton, Hampshire, on Saturday 8 July 2017, 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 also available via their representatives on individual display stands throughout the day.  (Link to further details.)



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 and Guildford.

This year's event will be held from 31 August to 3 September at the University of Bath. Full details from the Annual Conference link.





Bath Royal Crescent





Halifax Harbour, Nova Scotia, 1848



Nova Scotia Jane Austen Conference

A special 7-day Jane Austen Society Conference will take place in Halifax, Nova Scotia, where a similar very successful event took place in 2005. Jane Austen Society and Jane Austen Society of North America members are invited to join in this exciting event.

The event is scheduled for June 2017, and full details of the proposed programme and other relevant information can be displayed via the following link: Nova Scotia Conference 2017



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.