Hone your skills and book onto one of our creative writing workshops! #NationalWritingDay
Creative Writing Workshop ~ Chawton House
Saturday 10th August 2019 - Everyone has a story to tell! This informal session will include a series of exercises to help you develop ideas into word...
On 22nd October, I will be @ChawtonHouse speaking about Elizabeth Knight, eighteenth-century women’s property rights - including votes (!) and some of Jane Austen’s more formidable female creations. Do join me. #JaneAusten @SotonEnglish @HumanitiesUoS
Elizabeth Knight: A Woman to be Reckoned With ~ Chawton House
Tuesday 22nd October 2019 - Evening talk on Elizabeth Knight, the only female squire of Chawton House.
Anyone familiar with this image? It’s a diagram of how slaves were loaded into ship’s holds during the ‘middle passage’. It’s from Thomas Clarkson’s work on the abolition of the slave trade, published 1808. We hold a 1st edition in our library collection.
Another successful embroidery workshop, hosted by the talented @hbatemb. We shall make accomplished ladies out you all yet!
Last night's @regencyalton event was @CarolineJKnight's talk on dining at Chawton House. She discussed the history of her family’s Wedgwood dinner service, and even showed the audience some of the original pieces, now owned by her parents Jeremy and Caroline.