JASA holds regular meetings which are an opportunity for members to hear interesting speakers and discuss Jane Austen, browse the library and shop at the Regency Fair. Meetings are held in locations around Australia.
The Brisbane program will be released shortly.
The 2019 Hunter programme and events have been released and can be found here: JASHunter 2019 Program
All Sydney meetings are held at the Uniting Church Hall, 7 Lord Street, Roseville NSW unless otherwise indicated.
2019 Calendar of Events.
Presenting Fanny Palmer; Jane Austen’s Transatlantic Sister
Fanny Palmer, wife of Charles Austen, led an extraordinary, roving naval life for a genteel young woman during the Napoleonic Wars. She also developed an amicable relationship with Charles’s sister, Jane, through which she appears to have influenced Austen’s creation of female naval characters in Persuasion. In a talk accompanied by period illustrations, Sheila Kindred will introduce you to Fanny’s fascinating story.
Copies of Sheila’s book will be on sale at $25 each during the meeting.
Architecture of the Jane Austen Era
This beautifully illustrated lecture will examine the world of Jane Austen from an architectural perspective. Jane saw firsthand the celebrated Georgian architecture of the day (especially in Bath) and the impact of great architects such as John Wood and Robert Adam. Her architectural references offer insights drawing on a wide range of buildings from the simple country parsonage to splendid country homes like Chawton House and Godmersham. Kenneth Park, curator, tour leader and lecturer shares his passion for the arts, architecture and Jane Austen.
Day Conference: Jane Austen and Art
Cost: $100 members, $110 non-members
An Ideal Husband
A discussion of the men in Jane Austen’s novels: the good, the bad and the foolish. The male characters are examined and compared to determine the burning question: what are the qualities that make a man worthy of marrying a Jane Austen heroine?
Being Mr Wickham (to be confirmed)
Adrian Lukis performed the role of George Wickham in the acclaimed 1995 BBC adaptation of Pride and Prejudice. He discusses the experience of taking on that part, and answers questions from the audience about being involved in such a famous television adaptation.
Please note that this event will be for JASA members only.
An Afternoon with Jane Austen (to be confirmed)
Venue, time and cost to be confirmed.