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Evening Talk, Thursday 15th May 2014

‘ “He is a rogue of course, but a civil one”: John Murray, Byron and Jane Austen’.  Dr Christine Kenyon Jones (King’s College London) This lecture will compare and contrast the relationships of Lord Byron and Jane Austen with their … Continue reading

Vivian Montgomery, Southampton's visiting Fulbright Senior Scholar

Music at Chawton House Library

A Most Beloved Melody: British and American Piano Renderings of Favourite Songs, 1790-1850 Tuesday 13th May 2014  Southampton’s visiting Fulbright Senior Scholar, Dr. Vivian Montgomery, will offer a lively and eye-opening recital of long-hummed tunes reclaimed for piano as variations, … Continue reading

Ann Yearsley by Joseph Grozer

Evening Talk – Ann Yearsley, ‘The Bristol Milkwoman’

Evening Talk, Thursday 3rd April 2014 “Editing Ann Yearsley, ‘The Bristol Milkwoman’ (1753-1806)” Dr. Kerri Andrews, University of Strathclyde Ann Yearsley, ‘The Bristol Milkwoman’, shot to fame in 1785 when her first volume of poetry, Poems on Several Occasions, was published … Continue reading

Last opportunity to subscribe – the Knight Family Cookbook

Your final invitation to become a subscriber to Chawton House Library’s Knight Family Cookbook. Jane Austen supported one of her favourite novelist’s works by subscription. Why not take the opportunity to follow this venerable literary tradition yourself, or choose it … Continue reading

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Sophia Waugh is ‘Cooking People’ at Chawton House Library

March 22nd – Talk, cookery demonstration and book signing. More details here.

Chawton House c. 1840

Mansfield Park at Chawton House

A Bicentenary Symposium at Chawton House Library, March 8 2014   Deidre Lynch; Mary Ann O’Farrell; Katherine Halsey; Anthony Mandal   Gillian Dow, University of Southampton, introduces four internationally-renowned speakers to mark the bicentenary of Austen’s Mansfield Park with a symposium at Chawton … Continue reading

Heritage Open Day – Thank you!

Our Heritage Open Day on Saturday 14th September attracted over 1,100 visitors to the House, Gardens and Horses. It was a fantastic day and we would like to thank everyone who took the time to come and visit us. We … Continue reading

World’s Biggest Coffee Morning – 27th September

Macmillan Cancer Support: ‘World’s Biggest Coffee Morning’! This year, Chawton House Library is once again supporting a fellow charity by taking part in Macmillan’s ‘World’s Biggest Coffee Morning’.  Some of you may know that we very sadly lost a dear … Continue reading

Book launch and talk – 16th October

Wednesday 16th October 2013 Book Launch and talk WORDSWORTH’S CHATTERTON Daniel Cook (University of Dundee), author of Thomas Chatterton and Neglected Genius, 1760 – 1830 (Palgrave, 2013) Thomas Chatterton haunted generations of poets and artists long after his untimely death in 1770 at … Continue reading

Talk on William Beckford – 4th December

Wednesday 4th December 2013 William Beckford  Speaker:  Amy Frost of the Beckford Tower Trust,  William Beckford is perhaps best known as one of England’s most celebrated collectors, who created architectural wonders and filled them with exquisite objects, art, furniture and above … Continue reading