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.


JASA Brisbane program 2020


All Sydney meetings are held at the Uniting Church Hall, 7 Lord Street, Roseville NSW unless otherwise indicated.

2020 Calendar of Events.

Health, Happiness and the 19th Century ‘Old Maid’: Jane Austen and Others Dr Joanna Penglase

“Single women have a dreadful propensity for being poor”, Jane Austen, herself an 'old maid', once observed. To be poor was to be vulnerable, and to be an unmarried woman, in Austen's era, was to have little status in society. In this paper we take a look at the experience of single women – ‘old maids’ – in Jane Austen’s own life, and in her novels.
When: Sat August 15 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Topic to be advised.

When: Sat October 17 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM