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Jane Austen’s School Days in Reading Online Talk

For those interested in Berkshire's rich history

With speaker Joy Pibworth

This quarter, in celebration of the 900th anniversary of the founding of Reading Abbey by Henry I, Berkshire Family History Society are offering two talks focusing on aspects of the Abbey.

The first features the Abbey Gateway, home to the Ladies Boarding School which Jane Austen attended from 1785-6. With the help of contemporary sources we shall look at the buildings, daily routines, the teachers and the local environment Jane would have become familiar with (and possibly even muse on the echoes in her writing).

3 - 4.15pm

About Berkshire Family History Society

This talk is organised by Berkshire Family History Society, a registered charity number 283010.