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Meetings for 2017
Time: 1:30 p.m. (10 a.m. for September meeting)
Third Saturday every month (except April and December)
WEA, 223 Angas Street, Adelaide (different locations July and September)
BYO cup for afternoon tea

Date Topic Presenter
18 February Emma Volume 3 Everyone
18 March Emma Volume 3 start debriefing Everyone
22 April—note fourth Saturday Continue Emma debriefing—conclusions about the heroine “no one will much like but myself” Everyone
20 May Emma the mystery novel Barbara
17 June Animal Welfare and our Jane Faith
15 July “Immortal Austen” - conference 13-16 July
182 Victoria Square (Flinders CBD site)
19 August Quiz Madge
16 September
10 a.m.-4 p.m.
All day session - reading to be decided -
Lady Susan or Austensibility 1 and/or 2
At "Estia"
7 Lancelot Drive, Daw Park
21 October Jane’s Names Joan
18 November View of Jane Austen Madge
9 December
- note second Saturday
12:00 for 12:30
Jane Austen’s Birthday Celebration—bring food to share plus your own cutlery wine glass and cup

Meetings for 2016

Date Topic Presenter
20 February
Northanger Abbey-finish reading Everyone
19 March Northanger Abbey-discuss themes Everyone
16 April Jane and Matthew Flinders Lynnaire
21 May Jane and Anthony Trollope Nigel Starck

Dr Starck with Jane Austen fan club members
Dr Nigel Starck and some of our members following his entertaining talk on his book
about Trollope’s time in Australia

18 June Jane Austen, Walter Scott and their responses to Waterloo Prof Graham Tulloch

Wednesday 13 July: Love and Friendship
Members and their friends were guests of Mr Zeynep Smith of Tracey Mair Publicity at a preview of the new film based on Jane Austen’s “Lady Susan”. What a refreshing film it was. While not entirely true to the novella (like all the others?), it retained its mood and context.
The novella ends abruptly so the director/writer felt free to augment the ending; there were different views on the success of this. The settings, costumes and performances were all very good. And there were many good laughs all based on and/or extending Austen’s humour. Many thanks to Mr Smith for giving us the opportunity to see the film.

16 July My Fanny: A heroine no one but myself will much like: Jane Austen & her heroines in the Chawton novels. Gillian Dooley
20 August John Bayley and Jane Austen Helen H.
17 September Jane Austen Quiz
Madge
15 October Reading Emma all day at Estia?
19 November Conclude Emma Everyone

10 December second Saturday
12:00 for 12:30

Jane Austen's Birthday Celebration-
bring food to share plus your own cutlery, wine glass and cup.

Everyone

 

Meetings 2015
Date Topic Presenter
21 February
12 midday
We will be joined by Penny Ashton, star of "Promise and Promiscuity" Everyone, share our ideas and food
club members with guest. Penny Ashton.
At our meeting with guest Penny Ashton in February
21 March Fathers and Daughters in the novels Everyone
18 April The Gothic Novel Lynnaire
16 May

Emma at the State Library of South Australia at an earlier time - 1pm in Bray Room 1

Helen Z.
20 June Jane Austen, Sir Walter Scott and the Gothic Prof Graham Tulloch
18 July Jane Austen Quiz Madge
15 August Cocoa, Coffee and Tea
Joan
19 September Servants in the novels and the times
Margaret
17 October Discussion on a novel Everyone
21 November A Novel Discussion Everyone

12 December second Saturday
12:00 for 12:30

Jane Austen's Birthday Celebration- Lunch at the German Club, 223 Flinders Street
Everyone
Jane Austen club celebrates her Birthday 2015
Celebrating Jane Austen's Birthday


Meetings 2014
Date Topic Presenter
15 February Brothers in the novels-all share Everyone
15 March Obituaries in Austen's time
Dr Nigel Starke
12 April, the
second Saturday
Dining and food in Austen's time picture of blancmangeBlancmange and other foods Margaret
17 May Aspects of the Regency era in Mansfield Park Barbara to lead discussion
21 June Jane Austen Quiz Madge
19 July

Wit in Jane Austen's letters.

Helen Z
16 August The Legitimacy of the Detective Novel after Jane Austen Lynnaire
20 September The Well-Read Heroine Joan
18 October
Having a Ball: discussion of DVD Everyone
15 November
Jane Austen, Walter Scott and the Gothic.
Card game Jane Austen's Sweethearts.
Prof. Graham Tulloch
13 December second Saturday
12:00 for 12:30 Jane Austen's Birthday Celebration- bring food to share. Bring your own cutlery, wine glass and cup.

 

Meetings 2013
Date Topic Presenter
16 February Jane Austen home library share books, DVDs, etc from our home library
16 March Joan's Project
Joan Ting
20 April Fashion in Jane Austen's Time Kay Inverarity
at Kay's home
18 May Music in Jane Austen's Time Gillian Dooley
15 June Jane Austen Quiz Madge
20 July Landscape Gardeners Joan
17 August Jane Austen: Happily Ever After Lynnaire
21 September Sir Walter Scott and Jane Austen Prof. Graham Tulloch, Flinders University
19 October
Mr Darcy: Sex & the Single Man About Town Helen Z.
16 November
DVD: Jane Austen's Society Lee/ Margaret
14 December second Saturday
12:00 for 12:30 Jane Austen's Birthday Celebration- bring food to share. Bring your own cutlery, wine glass and cup.

 

2012 Meetings
18 February Share: Marriages in the novels Everyone
17 March Share: favourite Austen heroine(s)
Everyone
21 April The gardens that Jane knew and loved Joan
19 May Surprise Joan
16 June Jane Austen Quiz Madge
21 July Dances from Jane Austen II Wendy
18 August Discussion: Emma Barbara
15 September Fathers in Jane Austen's novels Helen Halstead
20 October
What people wore in the Regency period Kay Inverarity, Victoriana Society
17 November
Something Special Tom Burton
8 December second Saturday
12:00 for 12:30 Jane Austen's Birthday Celebration-
Bring food to share, your own cutlery, wine glass and cup

 

2011 Meetings
19 February Share: our three best reads Everyone
19 March Women Writers 1880-1900
Lynnaire
16 April Dances in Jane Austen's Novels Wendy
21 May Money, Money, Money Joan
18 June Jane Austen Quiz Madge Mitton
16 July Jane's Juvenilia Everyone
20 August Spin-offs from Jane Austen Everyone
17 September Mothers Madge Mitton
15 October
Jane Austen in India Gerritt Stafford
19 November
Sense and Sensibility Tom Burton
10 December
12:00 for 12:30
Jane Austen's Birthday Celebration-
food to share plus byo cutlery and cup

 

2010 Meetings
20 February please share a passage about any male character Everyone
20 March Aunts in the novels
Madge
17 April A fling at the slave trade
Joan
15 May 19th century critiques of Jane
Margaret
19 June Jane Austen Quiz Madge
17 July The Watsons-discussion Barbara B.
21 August The Times of Jane Austen Ann G.
18 September (topic to be announced)
16 October
Anne Elliot Tom Burton
20 November
Mary Crawford-a defence Barbara B.
11 December
12:00 for 12:30
Jane Austen's Birthday Celebration-
food to share plus byo cutlery and cup
Jane Austen club celebrates her birthday 2009
2009 Birthday celebration

 

2009 Meetings
Date Topic Presenter
21 February please share a passage you enjoy which shows a character exposing themselves(!) Everyone
21 March Shoes Jane wore G& G Treloar
18 April Men love P&P too M Heysen-Clark
16 May The Education Division-male and female and Jane's education Joan
20 June Let's go to Antigua Peggy
18 july What you've never heard about life in Jane's time: some real history Lynnaire
15 August Jane Austen Quiz-fun for all! Madge
19 September Professor Tom Burton on Fanny Price (likes her!) Tom Burton
17 October Sanditon-discussion (please read) Barbara Baldock
21 November A Jane biography (hopefully illustrated) Barbara Baldock
12 December
12:00 for 12:30
Jane Austen's Birthday Celebration-
byo cutlery and cup


 
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