Thursday 28th May 2020

Chawton House

Talk: Rebecca James – Women Warriors of the Waves

Hear about the extraordinary women who became pirates in the 18th century and the myths surrounding their legend.

Wednesday 13th May 2020

Chawton House

Talk: Jennie Batchelor - Jane Austen and Embroidery

Jane Austen was as skillful with a needle as she was with a pen. But where she did get her patterns from?

Thursday 30th April 2020

Chawton House

***CANCELLED*** Elizabeth Knight: A Woman to be Reckoned With

Back by popular demand, discover more about Elizabeth Knight – the only woman to have presided over Chawton House.

Saturday 25th April 2020

Chawton House

***CANCELLED*** Talk: Hilary Davidson - Dress in the Age of Jane Austen

Join leading fashion historian Hilary Davidson as she explores Regency dress, clothing, fashion and sewing through the lens of Jane Austen’s life.