Skip to main content

Reading in the time of Jane Austen Online Talk

With Joy Pibworth

Jane Austen is perhaps Reading’s most famous past pupil. She spent 18 months at school at Reading Ladies Boarding School, in The Forbury, between the spring of 1785 and December 1786.  Reading, in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century, was becoming increasingly wealthy. This wealth is increasingly reflected in more and better facilities for shopping, education, town planning, leisure and entertainment. 

Discover more in this fascinating talk.


Pre-booking is required, because the event link will be sent in advance.     

Image: Castle Street, Reading in the Georgian period.


About Berkshire Family History Society

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