Today, Friday 8th June, the Friends of Chawton Church (FOCC) led by Michael Sanders hosted the unveiling of a Jane Austen statute at St Nicholas Church here in Chawton. The unveiling was performed by the Lord Lieutenant of Hampshire [...]
Sandford Award 2017 For the third time Chawton House Library has won a Sandford Award for Heritage Education. This prestigious prize is awarded once every five years, and celebrates education programmes at heritage sites across Britain. Judge Caroline Marcus was [...]
Our new herb garden, in a section of the Walled Garden here at Chawton House Library, was officially opened by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant of Hampshire, Mr Nigel Atkinson, on the 14th of July. It is a tribute to Elizabeth [...]
Today, we salute Charlotte Brontë (1816-1855) on the occasion of her 200th birthday!
Today, the 21st April 2016, we pay tribute to Queen Elizabeth II, as she celebrates her 90th birthday.
Today the Irish (and Irish at heart) around the world will be celebrating the Emerald Isle’s patron saint and culture.
Happy International Women’s Day! In the final of our countdown of great women writers, today we salute Vera Brittain in whose honour we are launching a brand new Visiting Fellowship…
In the week running up to International Women’s Day on 8th March 2015, we are celebrating women writers who paved the way for the early feminists and are still inspiring women to Make It Happen today.