Writers and Places: Jane Austen’s Chawton, 25th October, 2017
Minibus will depart from Swindon Road Bus Stop, outside the Hindu Community Centre, at 8.00am. Returning from Chawton at 4.00pm/4.30pm.
£6.50. Bookings close Monday 23 October at 10.00am. Limited places available. Booking now open to all LPA students.
This is a wonderful opportunity to visit and explore two places associated with Jane Austen: the cottage in which she lived and wrote during the last years of her life and nearby Chawton House, an Elizabethan manor house owned by her brother Edward, now a library and research centre for the study of women writers, 1660-1830.
Our focus will be on places that Jane Austen knew well by means of which we will be able to gain a fuller understanding of how she lived and how she saw the world around her. There will be opportunities to wander around both houses, inside and outside. We will also be shown a rich array of material artefacts associated with the writer and her world.
For those of us studying Jane Austen as part of HM5303, we will be making connections between the material worlds of cottage and manor house and the fictional world of her early novel, Sense and Sensibility. For those students not taking this module, feel free to read or re-read Sense and Sensibility or any of the other novels, though this is not a requirement.
Contact Dr Kirsten Daly: firstname.lastname@example.org for more information