Please support our latest campaign #FickleFortunes – Austen & Staël at 200 years

We are raising funds to bring Jane Austen and Germaine de Staël together for the first time in 200 years for our summer exhibition in 2017. We have been successful in a bid of £5,000 from the Friends of the … Continue reading

Our December podcast is available

December 2016: Welcome back to Chawton House Library Conversations. First launched on Sunday 8 March 2015 in celebration of International Women’s Day, our monthly podcast is a round up of news, events and highlights, helping you stay connected with Chawton … Continue reading

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Christmas Fundraising Supper Thanks

Grateful thanks to Edward Rutherfurd, historical novelist, who gave a wonderful after-dinner speech at our fundraising supper on Saturday evening. Guests also enjoyed a private view of some of our manuscript material, including the ‘Grandison’ manuscript in Jane Austen’s hand, recently … Continue reading

5 Days Left!

Reputations, Legacies, Futures: Jane Austen, Germaine de Staël and their contemporaries, 1817-2017 There are just 5 days left to submit an abstract for our 2017 conference (13-15 July) We’ve had some fantastic and very diverse submissions so far on Austen … Continue reading

Our November Podcast is now available

November 2016: Welcome back to Chawton House Library Conversations. First launched on Sunday 8 March 2015 in celebration of International Women’s Day, our monthly podcast is a round up of news, events and highlights, helping you stay connected with Chawton … Continue reading

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Tickets available for unique Christmas Supper

Tickets are still available for our Christmas Supper on 3 December, which has been lent some extra star appeal by our long-time Life Member, best-selling author Edward Rutherfurd, who will give an after-dinner speech. Don’t miss out on this a rare opportunity … Continue reading

Call for papers: library conference at CHL

Call for Papers Independent Libraries Association Bricks, Shelves, Books and People: Building for the Future as an Independent Library   Location: Chawton House Library, Chawton, Alton, Hampshire. GU34 1SJ. Friday 2nd June – Sunday 4th June 2017 Independent libraries occupy … Continue reading

Sandy Lerner holding her OBE

Important news about our future

After more than 20 years as the Chair of the Board of Trustees, Dr Sandy Lerner has announced that she is stepping down from the board, and taking on the honorary position of Founding Patron. Sandy Lerner is a highly … Continue reading

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Our October podcast is now available

October 2016 Welcome back to Chawton House Library Conversations. First launched on Sunday 8 March 2015 in celebration of International Women’s Day, our monthly podcast is a round up of news, events and highlights, helping you stay connected with Chawton … Continue reading

‘Portrait of a Lady’ Showcase

This month we have a display of work by Corinne Young and Serena Partridge: ‘Portrait of a Lady’ – a showcase inspired by ladies in history. Corinne is a textile artist from East Yorkshire who creates embroidered 3D artwork and … Continue reading