The Society exists to celebrate the nineteenth century British author Jane Austen through meeting the following aims:

  • promote the appreciation and study of the life, work and times of Jane Austen and the Austen family
  • secure the preservation of the manuscripts, letters and memorabilia of Jane Austen and the Austen family
  • continue a programme of scholarly publications concerning Jane Austen and the Austen family
  • support the work of Jane Austen’s House, Chawton