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Food historian Dr Annie Gray to reveal culinary art of Georgian-style Christmas

Food historian and The Great British Bake Off regular, Dr Annie Gray, will be giving talks on how to cook a Christmas dinner the Georgian way at Chawton House Library, a leading study centre in Hampshire for early English women’s … Continue reading

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Chawton House Library Visiting Fellowships for 2015-2016

We are revamping our visiting fellowship scheme to include specialist fellowships for the next academic year. Full details will be announced in the coming months, but in the meantime, we are proud to announce that we are working in conjunction … Continue reading


BBC South Today Film at Chawton House Library

On Friday 7th November, BBC South Today came to Chawton House Library to film a feature on the launch of an urgent book conservation appeal. Alongside staff, two current visiting fellows from Romania and California took part in the video, … Continue reading


Chawton House Library to take part in Celebration of Gothic Literature

Gothic is in the air this autumn with the opportunity to experience its dark imagination through the Terror and Wonder exhibition now showing at the British Library and a series of programmes coming soon to BBC Two and BBC Four. … Continue reading

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The Archers actor, Emma Grundy, to play Jane Austen

The Archers actor, Emma Grundy, to play Jane Austen in a recital-performance at Chawton House Library Emerald O’Hanrahan, the voice of Emma Grundy in The Archers, is to play the title role at Chawton House Library in Jane Austen at … Continue reading

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First horse fun ride at Chawton House Library

First horse fun ride at Chawton House Library to raise funds for estate’s heavy horses to preserve agricultural tradition Chawton House Library is hosting its first horse fun ride across six miles of normally restricted farmland on the Chawton estate … Continue reading


‘Keep a Woman on English Banknotes’

‘Keep a Woman on English Banknotes’ campaigner to support Hampshire event that explores the history and role of money in our lives Caroline Criado-Perez, who successfully fought to keep a woman on a Bank of England note, is to visit … Continue reading

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Book launch and garden tour at Chawton House Library to reveal how gardens inspired the nation’s best-loved authors

Chawton House Library, a leading study centre for early English women’s writing, is to host a talk and book signing event for Jackie Bennett’s latest book, The Writer’s Garden, which reveals how gardens inspired the nation’s best-loved authors, including Jane Austen. The … Continue reading

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Jane Austen Short Story Award 2014

We are pleased to announce the winner, runners-up and finalists of the 2014 short fiction award organised by Chawton House Library. The competition attracted entries from around the world and amongst the finalists are American, Australian and British writers. The … Continue reading

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New Executive Director For Leading Research Centre For Early English Women’s Writing – NEWS RELEASE 1st July 2014

Gillian Dow has been appointed the new Executive Director of Chawton House Library, the leading study centre for English women’s writing from 1600 to 1830. Dr Dow will be focusing on developing a fundraising strategy to ensure the charity’s long-term … Continue reading