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  • On this page we will be making available podcasts of some of the Library lectures and other items of interest held at Chawton House Library.

    May 2024
    "I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading!" The enduring appeal of Jane Austen's novels.

    University of Southampton's reporter Karen Woods has spoken to Dr Gillian Dow from the University of Southampton’s Centre for Eighteenth-Century Studies and Sandy Lerner from Chawton House Library who has written a sequel to the ever-popular Pride and Prejudice.

    Listen to the podcast here

    Second Impressions can be purchased here, profits from the sale of the book have been generously donated to Chawton House Library by the author

    The book, Uses of Austen: Jane's Afterlives, eds. Gillian Dow and Clare Hanson: can be pre ordered here

    November 2011
    'The strange adventures of Mrs Penelope Aubin and her family'.

    Chawton House Library’s collection includes rare copies of works by poet, novelist, translator, orator and playwright, Mrs Penelope Aubin (1679?-1738). 
    In this lecture, Dr Debbie Welham (University of Winchester) will talk about her research into the life of Mrs Aubin.
    Listen to the podcast of Penelope Aubin's lecture here

    October 2024
    ‘Observe her Heedfully’: Family, Friendship and a Lady’s Life of Reading

    Dr Mark Towsey (University of Liverpool) introduces the fascinating life of Elizabeth Rose of Kilravock, whose letters and notebooks provide a rare insight into the reading habits of a female reader who lived in rural isolation in the north-east of Scotland.
    Listen to the podcast of Mark Towsey's lecture here

    November 2024.
    Professor Isobel Grundy, Trustee of Chawton House Library and leading authority on early British women's writing, gave a public lecture on Sarah Fielding (1710-1768) on the 5th of November. The lecture can be heard here along with an interview with Penelope Cave, the harpsichordist who provided a recital of mid-eighteenth-century music as part of the evening entertainment. This lecture was the highlight of our recent conference on Sarah Fielding, held at the library on the 5th and 6th of November.

    February 2024

    The Lecture in February 2024, given by Professor Gina Luria Walker from New York, speculated on whether Jane read the works of contemporary feminist Mary Hays – as her controversial book Female Biography was in the library of Jane’s sister-in-law at Godmersham.

    Listen to the podcast of Professor Gina Luria Walker here.

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