Recorded meetings

Like most organisations, JASA has been unable to hold our regular meetings for many months due to the Covid-19 pandemic. As Sydney emerged from strict lockdown practices, the JASA committee worked within health and safety guidelines to arrange small group meetings. These meetings were recorded on video to reach members who were not able to be there in person. Please enjoy these ‘virtual’ meetings.

The small group of people in attendance at these meetings. adhered to safe Covid-19 practices.

February 2021 meeting

Once again restrictions have impacted a JASA meeting. The February 2021 meeting was held on Saturday 20th February with a small group of members in attendance, all adhering to safe Covid practices.

At this meeting, we entertained by Monida Jarman presenting ‘Universals and Particulars – Pride and Prejudice Retellings from Around the World’. She asks us to consider the stereotypical Jane Austen fan. What does this person look like? What gender? Age? Socioeconomic status? … “I would bet,” she says, “that the majority of people imagine a typical Austen fan as female, middle-aged or older, and middle class. She is also likely white.”

JASA hopes all members and their loved ones remain well and safe. Please enjoy the feature talk from our ‘virtual’ February meeting.

October 2020 meeting

Once again restrictions have impacted a JASA meeting. The October meeting was held on Saturday 17th October with only a small group of members in attendance, all adhering to safe Covid practices. As we did in August, the whole meeting has been recorded on video.

This month, we were lucky to have the wonderful Walter Mason present his talk on headaches and ill health in Jane Austen’s time. Were headaches just for malingerers? Watch and see.

JASA hopes all members and their loved ones remain well and safe. Please enjoy our ‘virtual’ October meeting.

August 2020 meeting

“Let me introduce you to a heroine. Her name was Dorothy Gwynnyd Darnell. It is thanks to this remarkable woman that we can today visit the Jane Austen House Museum in Chawton.”

These words marked the beginning of a memorable feature talk. In a first for the Jane Austen Society of Australia, the whole of the meeting held on Saturday 15th August 2020 was recorded on live video. 

Like most organisations, JASA has been unable to hold our regular meetings for many months due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Now, as we emerge from strict lockdown practices, the JASA committee worked within health and safety guidelines to arrange this meeting. The small group of people in attendance adhered to safe Covid-19 practices and thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to be together again in person while sharing our common bond.

JASA hopes all members and their loved ones are well and safe. Please enjoy this ‘virtual’ meeting.