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Latest News2021-05-27T11:04:19+01:00
1705, 2021

Tribute to Helen Lefroy

17 May 2021|

The Jane Austen Society announces with much regret the death of Helen Lefroy, Vice-President of the Society.

1608, 2020

Tribute to Deirdre le Faye

16 August 2020|

The Jane Austen Society announces with much regret the death of Deirdre Le Faye, Vice-President of the Society and eminent Austen scholar.

1107, 2020

2020 Annual General Meeting

11 July 2020|

Our normal AGM has been cancelled this year as a consequence of the Coronavirus situation. However, a very interesting alternative on-line event has been arranged by Chawton House, to celebrate the Society's 80th birthday, its legacy, and the great author herself.

604, 2020

Jane Austen Society Annual Reports Online

6 April 2020|

The Society is delighted to announce that the Annual Reports of the Jane Austen Society from 1949 to 2018 are now freely accessible online as part of the Internet Archive.

1307, 2019

2019 Annual General Meeting

13 July 2019|

The AGM will take place as usual in the grounds of Chawton House, by kind permission of the Chief Executive and Trustees.

1501, 2019

Sydney Gardens Restoration

15 January 2019|

Bath and Northeast Somerset Council has been awarded a National Lottery Heritage Fund grant of £2.7 million to fund a major restoration of Sydney Gardens in Bath.

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