The South West Branch of the Jane Austen Society was inaugurated in 2010. Based in Exeter, it serves Devon, Cornwall, Dorset and South Somerset, an area of the country well loved by – and with many links to – Jane Austen herself. Branch membership now exceeds 70.

Sidmouth seafront

Lyme Regis Cobb

The successful format of previous years will be continued. This consists of morning coffee, lecture, buffet lunch, and a second lecture in the afternoon. Having two lectures provides contrast and variety, while the lunch offers opportunities to socialise.


Annual Membership: £10, payable in January. (You do not have to be a member of the Jane Austen Society.)

Download application form (PDF, 108KB)

For further details about the Branch, and application for membership, please send your name and address to our Membership Secretary, whose contact details appear on the application form.

Forthcoming South West Branch Events

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