!!SOLD OUT!! Annual Lecture | Jane Austen's House

!!SOLD OUT!! Annual Lecture

thu07sep6:00 pmthu7:30 pm!!SOLD OUT!! Annual LectureJoin acclaimed Austen scholar Professor John Mullan for a very special evening, filming our 2023 Annual Lecture6:00 pm - 7:30 pm(GMT+01:00) Event CategorySpecial event,Talk

Event Details


“I believe, ma’am, I may safely promise you never to dance with him.”

When Elizabeth Bennet says this to her mother about Mr Darcy, she believes that she is speaking the truth. She is destined, like most of Jane Austen’s characters, to contradict her words by her actions. In her novels, Jane Austen is a connoisseur of comic self-contradiction. In this talk, we will see how she brings characters alive through their inconsistencies in Pride and Prejudice, with some glances at her other novels.

Acclaimed Austen scholar Professor John Mullan will deliver our Annual Lecture in the Drawing Room at Jane Austen’s House, where Jane received and read aloud her first published copy of Pride and Prejudice in 1813.

The talk will be filmed for an online audience (watch this space for details!), but a small number of tickets are also available for the live event! As our live audience you will enjoy special access, you’ll be invited to ask questions, and you’ll enjoy the unique atmosphere of Jane Austen’s House after hours.

After the talk, join us for drinks in the Historic Kitchen and raise a glass to our favourite authoress!

Date: Thursday 7 September 2023
Time: 6pm – 7:30pm (GMT)
Location: This event will take place at Jane Austen’s House in Chawton. Find us.
Tickets: £25 

🍷 This event will include a glass of wine or non-alcoholic alternative. Please let us know of any dietary requirements upon booking.

🎥 Capacity for this event is very limited, to allow for the event to be filmed in our historic Drawing Room. Seating will be arranged around the filming equipment.

🕓 As this event will be filmed, unfortunately latecomers cannot be admitted. Please arrive in good time to take your seat.

🏠 The House will be closed for this event so access will be restricted to the Drawing Room, where the talk takes place. General House entry is not included with the event ticket.


7th September 2023 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm(GMT+01:00)