Virtual Exhibition: Curator Tour | Jane Austen's House

Virtual Exhibition: Curator Tour

sat13apr7:00 pmsat8:00 pmVirtual Exhibition: Curator TourJoin our Creative Engagement Officer Ellora Sutton for a Curator led tour of our new display, Obstinate Headstrong Girls – from the comfort of your own home.7:00 pm - 8:00 pm(GMT+00:00) Event CategoryVirtual Event

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“Obstinate, headstrong girl!” – Lady Catherine de Bourgh, Pride and Prejudice

Join Jane Austen’s House Creative Engagement Officer Ellora Sutton for a lively, whistlestop tour of our new display, Obstinate Headstrong Girls – from the comfort of your own home.

This joyful display shines a light on some of the remarkable and unruly women Jane Austen knew, loved and was inspired by. As the display curator, Ellora will share stories of these women, reveal her favourite objects and stories, and celebrate the Obstinate Headstrong Girls of Jane Austen’s own life.

Jane Austen’s novels are full of rebellious and badly-behaved women who push against the restrictions and limits of ‘genteel’ society. Lizzy Bennet dares to refuse a proposal from a man who is socially her superior. Lady Susan is an adulterous widow. Emma Woodhouse is fiercely independent. Anne Elliot learns to know her own mind in an era when this alone was a radical act for a woman. But what about the real-life women whom Jane Austen spent her time with?

In this lively online presentation you will meet a cousin who fled the French revolution, an aunt imprisoned for theft, the woman who may have inspired Pride and Prejudice’s boy-mad Lydia Bennet, a poet, and (shock horror) women who, like Jane Austen, refused marriage entirely.

As always, there will be plenty of opportunities to ask questions and engage with other Austen aficionados!


Date: Saturday 13 April 2024

Time: 7 – 8pm (GMT)

Location: This event will take place online. Join us from the comfort of your own home!

Tickets: £6.50

💻 This event will take place on Zoom. Please provide a valid email address, as you will be emailed a link to join the tour in the run up to the event. 

🎫 If you are joining as a group or household, please buy one ticket for each person attending.  All proceeds go towards the upkeep of the Museum. 

⏰ Timings are given in UK time (Greenwich meantime) – please do check what the event time is in your territory, to ensure you log in at the right time. 


13th April 2024 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm(GMT+00:00)





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