Friday 26th May 2023

Venue: Chawton House

Join Deputy Director and exhibition curator Dr Kim Simpson for an evening tour of our exhibition Quills and Characters.

Quills and Characters is Chawton House’s major exhibition of 2023, exploring the art of letter-writing in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Discover fascinating insights into stories of science and scholarship, love, and literature through the manuscript letters on display. These include letters written by mathematician Mary Somerville and her protégée Ada Lovelace on loan from the Bodleian Library, letters written by the novelist and abolitionist Amelia Opie, and letters from the Chawton House collection never before displayed.

Doors open at 6pm, with the tour commencing at 6:30pm.

£22 per person, includes a glass of wine and canapés on arrival in the Great Hall.