The JASA calendar has events nearly every month, with meetings in Sydney and other capitals and regional areas, an annual Conference, and a Christmas lunch. There are also two online events – an international lecture and a study morning.

calendar of events

Please note that the below calendar does not include all regional meetings. Full details are provided for Sydney meetings; for some regions dates are included but not details; and others are not on the calendar. If you are interested in a particular region, you can find contact details on the regional meetings page of this site.

Monthly Weekly Daily List

Sydney meeting
“There was a great deal of needlework to be done”
Pamela Whalan

The young people of Mansfield Park are not deliberately unkind to Fanny Price but they are so absorbed in their own frivolous lives that they do not consider how great a burden of responsibility and hard work they place on her. When they decide to put on a play it is Fanny who does the […]
15 Jun 24
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Roseville Hall
7A Lord St, Roseville NSW
$5.00

ONLINE International lecture
Offstage Austen
Professor John Mullan, University College London

John Mullan presents an online talk about what Austen wants you to infer about what has happened – is it out of sight or out of hearing of the chapter you are reading? About the speaker: John Mullan is Professor of English at University College London, and author of (among other works) What Matters in […]
06 Jul 24
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Online by Zoom
Zoom link will be emailed to members before the event

Sydney meeting
Muslin: Fabric of Empires
Judy Tenzing

The story of muslin is one of empires, global trade and the development of a textile which was once the quest of kings and emperors across the world. Josephine Bonaparte coveted it, Jane Austen featured muslin in her novels and Mughal emperors had their Bengali textile artisans work to create the finest fabric ever made. […]
17 Aug 24
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Roseville Hall
7A Lord St, Roseville NSW
$5.00

Sydney meeting
Austen and the Hero Concept
Michael Giffin

Austen gives her heroines a telos—a goal or purpose, fate or destiny, oriented towards what Aristotle calls eudaimonia, a state of human flourishing and happiness. This state is never reached by accident, it is always the product of conflict and misunderstanding. Before it can be achieved, the heroine must overcome a flaw in her character, a disorder […]
19 Oct 24
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Roseville Hall
7A Lord St, Roseville NSW
$5.00
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