The main aim of the Jane Austen Society is to foster an appreciation and study of the work, life and times of Jane Austen and the Austen family.

The 250 Fund

The Trustees of the Jane Austen Society have launched a fundraising initiative – the Jane Austen Society 250 Fund – to support this education role. This is running for the period between the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen’s death in 2017 and the 250th anniversary of her birth in 2025.

For more information about the 250 Fund, or to make a donation, please contact

The 1775 Circle

Members of the Jane Austen Society and all who cherish the writings of Jane Austen are invited to consider naming the Society in their wills to help ensure that it may continue to make her life and works more widely known long into the future.

The Trustees of the Society have established the ‘1775 Circle’ and invite everyone who informs us that they have included the Society in their will to join the Circle.  Members of the Circle will receive a periodic update on the work of the Society.

For more information (including suggested forms of words for use in a will) please contact