Established in 1940, the Society’s main aim is to foster the appreciation and study of the work, life and times of Jane Austen, and the Austen family. More about the Society


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The last few hours were certainly very painful. But when pain is over, the remembrance of it often becomes a pleasure. One does not love a place the less for having suffered in it…Anne Elliot, Persuasion

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Jane Austen Society 2024 Conference

4 April 2024|

The Jane Austen Society Conference  will be held from 5th to 8th September 2024.  The programme and registration form are now available in the members’ area.  Deadline for registration is 22 May.

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Should be a splendid event!If you are in or near Edinburgh on Saturday, 18 May, please do not miss our next talk by Angela Barlow on "Jane Austen in London". ... See MoreSee Less

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Likely of interest to lovers of the period!Once again
Do I behold these steep and lofty cliffs,
That on a wild secluded scene impress
Thoughts of more deep seclusion; and connect
The landscape with the quiet of the sky...

Delve deeper into Wordsworth's work in our podcast series celebrating the Romantic poet:

🖼️ Four Views of Tintern Abbey by Frederick Calbert, 1815.
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Likely of interest to lovers of the period!