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Jane Austen Society Annual General Meeting 2023

8 July 2023

Venue: Winchester College, Winchester, United Kingdom

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2023 AGM – Change of Venue

In the Spring 2023 News Letter the Chairman will confirm that the Society will have a new venue for the AGM this year: Winchester College. The immediate reason for the change is that Chawton House has decided that, as a charity, it must charge us a commercial rent for the use of their facilities. That, with the cost of the marquee, is way beyond our means. Chawton House has long been the site for our AGM, maybe since the Society was founded, and so this is quite a change, but your trustees are enthusiastic about the new venue, and we think that you will enjoy it.

Members will need to register their intention to attend and, although the overall shape of the day’s programme will remain the same, the access and other practical arrangements will differ. Please read the application form with especial care when you receive it. The information will also be posted on the website.

No decision has been taken about where or when to hold the AGM in future years: your trustees are open to suggestions and will welcome feedback. The Society may wish to explore a continuing arrangement with Winchester College, but there are other possibilities. Let us know what you think.