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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Of course she was only too good for him; but as nobody minds having what is too good for them, he was very steadily earnest in the pursuit of the blessing.

— Jane Austen, Mansfield Park

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Tremendous stuff!The Scottish Branch was honoured to have the chairman of the Jane Austen Society, Richard Jenkyns, give us a talk this afternoon on "Jane Austen and Music". His talk was excellent and well illustrated with examples of music belonging to Jane Austen. We particularly enjoyed his speculation that one of the pieces was a composition by Jane herself. The photo is of Richard with some of the committee members. ... See MoreSee Less

Tremendous stuff!

What a pose!A thrusting pose from a fashion-conscious naval captain in the 1800s. We know the man had his uniform tailored to his own taste- glinting gold details and the latest fashionable silhouette, a cutaway coat and tight breeches. To emphasise the groin.

Dashing military uniforms have influenced the development of men’s fashion thanks to portraiture like this. Book now for the Fashioning Masculinities: The Art of Menswear exhibition–

🎨 William Owen, Portrait of Captain Gilbert Heathcote 1779-1831. Photo by Birmingham Museums Trust
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What a pose!

Amateur dramatics in South Wales!Come and join us for our next production of Sense & Sensibility. Adapted for the stage and Directed by Kathy Lye.

8, 9 , 10 June 2022 at 7.30pm Caerphilly Workmen's Hall.

Tickets Available through Eventbrite (booking fees apply) or on the door on the night
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Amateur dramatics in South Wales!

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Perhaps a LITTLE unfair! 😂

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“I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading! How much sooner one tires of any thing than of a book! -- When I have a house of my own, I shall be miserable if I have not an excellent library.”

This beautiful Italian edition of Pride and Prejudice is a reinterpretation of the original illustrations published in 1885.
One of the many precious publications of this delightful story.
What is your most treasured Pride and Prejudice edition?
If you post it don’t forget to tag Jane Austen Society UK and we will share it on our stories.
Happy Sunday ☀️☀️☀️

#janeausten #prideandprejudice #janeaustenfan #janeaustenquote #janeaustenbooks #janeaustenforever #janeaustenlovers #books #bookstagram #bookshelf #booklover #bookaddict #booklove #bookworm

Happy New Year from Jane Austen Society UK 🎉🎉🎉

May 2022 bring you lots of joy and happiness 🙌🏻

Here we have started a new year with a re-read of Pride and Prejudice 📚📚📚

#janeausten #prideandprejudice #janeaustenfan #janeaustenbooks #janeaustenforever #janeaustenlovers

Happy Birthday to our dear Jane Austen who was born on this day in 1775!
Thank you for having gifted us with Elizabeth Bennet, Emma Woodhouse, Elinor Dashwood, Anne Elliot, Fanny Price and Catherine Morland

#janeausten #janeaustenfan #janeaustenbooks #janeaustenaddict #elizabethbennet #emmawoodhouse #elinordashwood #annelliot #fannyprice #catherinemorland

“We are sent into this world to be as extensively useful as possible, and where some degree of strength of mind is given, it is not a feeble body which will excuse us - or incline us to excuse ourselves
Sanditon 📚📚📚

What is your favourite Jane Austen novel?
We think that Sanditon is delightful but sadly unfinished. What would Jane Austen have done with it?

Happy start of the weekend you all 🌸🌸🌸🌼🌼🌼

#sanditon #janeausten #novels #reading #books #janeaustensociety

Jane Austen, The East India Company & Pear Tree Church in the Fashionable 18th Century.

FREE online study day taking place this Saturday (30/10). Speakers include Dr. Cheryl Butler, Sarah Lewin, Dr John Mcaleer and Prof. Emma Clery.

Link in bio to reserve your free online place!

#janeausten #janeaustenbooks #janeaustenfan #janeaustenfilm #janeaustenquote #prideandprejudice #mansfieldpark #janeaustenemma #senseandsensibility #northangerabbey #persuasion #Sanditon #janeaustensociety

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