“We come together to discuss the life, times and works of the author, to visit places important in her life; sometimes to dress in Regency finery, and to perform her music and dances! We meet or go on expeditions every couple of months, the meetings normally in North Oxford.
The Austen family had links to the city and University of Oxford: we are engaging in research to find out more about Jane's schooling here, and the family's association with Brasenose and St John's College. The group was founded in October 2009 as Oxford's first and only Jane Austen Society for many decades (so far as we have been able to find out!).
We also have strong interest in the music of the period, and the historical aspects of domestic performance: Jane pulled together a large corpus of contemporary and traditional works, adding her own embellishments and arrangements for performing them at home.”
Visit website for more information. (ed.)
Category: Ensembles/Performers/Associations/Societies / Societies/Associations
Added on: Sep 07, 2011 | Hits: 559