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.
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.
The Governess Trade
Jane Fairfax speaks of the governess-trade as “the sale – not quite of human flesh – but of human intellect”. While the plight of the governess became a topic of deep concern for novelists in the Victorian period, Jane Austen’s novels and letters reveal that considerable sympathy for gentlewomen forced into the ‘governess trade’ was also a Regency concern.
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.