Chawton House’s magazine, The Female Spectator, is relaunching with a special lockdown issue, to be published online in June. The frontispiece to Eliza Haywood's Female Spectator Originally set up in 1995, Chawton House’s magazine is a tribute [...]
Isabel Rogers, Poet Laureate of Hampshire, has written four poems inspired by her time at Chawton House Library. This is the third of four poems and was composed out on the edge of our wilderness overlooking the estate. There are [...]
Isabel Rogers, Poet Laureate of Hampshire, has written four poems inspired by her time at Chawton House Library. This is the first of four poems and was composed in our Long Gallery. This broad corridor was originally used for [...]
Telling the story of the 'Stitch Off' and how it came to be part of our 'Emma at 200' exhibition.
A timeline of women’s writing, looking at key moments and writers from the past.
In May 2012, Chawton House Library hosted a conference on Anna Letitia Barbauld (1743-1825) from which, three years later, Anna Letitia Barbauld: New Perspectives was borne.
Following the recent success of our cookery demo and talk for Sophia Waugh’s new book, Cooking People, cookery school owner, Barbara Crick, gives her verdict on a foodie’s guide to home cooking over the last few centuries.
Chawton House Library inspired Lindsay Ashford to write The Mysterious Death of Miss Jane Austen, which has been adapted for Woman’s Hour on BBC Radio 4.