Chawton House Library Lower Reading Room The executive team and board of trustees – recently enhanced by several new appointments – are currently undertaking a strategic review of Chawton House Library. We are focusing on shaping the [...]
This International Women’s Day 2017, we are launching a campaign on behalf of the many talented women writers who have been neglected and forgotten throughout history. #WomensWrites #BeBoldForChange #IWD2017 2017 is a big year for Jane Austen: 200 years after [...]
We are currently enjoying the final day of our ‘Emma at 200’ exhibition, which saw Jane Austen’s fourth novel placed back within the global context from which it sprung, and to which it contributed. The exhibition covered the global, family, [...]
Chawton House Library, a registered charity, conserves a unique collection of women’s writing (1600-1830) within the Elizabethan manor house once owned by Jane Austen’s brother Edward. The village of Chawton is in the heart of the glorious Hampshire countryside [...]
Telling the story of the 'Stitch Off' and how it came to be part of our 'Emma at 200' exhibition.
Executive Director Dr Gillian Dow’s welcome to Friends for the launch of our exhibition.