Watch our Annual Lecture with John Mullan now on YouTube!

We're delighted to share our Annual Lecture with acclaimed Austen scholar Professor John Mullan, filmed in the Drawing Room at Jane Austen's House.

‘I hope I never ridicule what is wise or good. Follies and nonsense, whims and inconsistencies do divert me, I own, and I laugh at them whenever I can.’
Pride and Prejudice

One evening in September, we welcomed the brilliant Austen scholar Professor John Mullan to Jane Austen’s House to deliver our annual lecture. A small audience joined him in the Drawing Room for a fascinating discussion of the contradictions displayed by some characters in Pride and Prejudice (and a few other novels) and what this tells us about them, delivered with all John’s trademark wit, humour and enthusiasm. He gave us some brilliant new insights into our favourite characters, from Mr and Mrs Bennet to Lizzy herself – revealing new ways of understanding them and new levels to Jane Austen’s great genius in creating them.

Whilst a small group enjoyed this event onsite in Chawton, it was written and filmed for you, our online audience. So grab a cup of tea, sit back and enjoy, wherever you are in the world!

(Click through to YouTube to watch on full screen!)

We hope you enjoy it! As always, we love hearing what you think – please let us know in the comments!