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Chawton House’s core talks focus on some of the most exciting areas of their collections, and can be tailored for different educational levels.

They can offer talks onsite for smaller groups all year round, and for larger groups during low season (Nov-Easter). Alternatively, they can provide online talks or they can come to you in person.

The talks they offer:
– Jane Austen’s Library
– Gothic Literature by Women
– The Polite Academy: an introduction to the Regency Period
– Love through the Ages
– Curating an Exhibition

Key Information.

Suitable for: KS3, KS4, KS5, Higher

Ages: 11-14, 14-16, Post 16

Subjects: English, History

Topics: Careers, Creative Writing, Elizabethans, Gender Inequality, Jane Austen, Literature, Mary Shelley, Storytelling, Writing, Charlotte Brontë, Women’s Rights, Women’s History, Gothic Literature

Type: At Venue, In-School, Online

Cost: £100 per talk

Dates: Ongoing

SEND: Yes - suitable for students with SEND

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About Chawton House.

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Chawton House is an Elizabethan Manor House in the Hampshire countryside, formerly owned by Jane Austen’s brother Edward. Committed to providing a stimulating and open environment for students at all stages of their educational journey.

From getting to grips with Frankenstein to planning a heritage display, from understanding the garden’s features to learning about Chawton House’s only female squire, there is something for everyone.

Whilst their unique library of women’s writing and their connections to Jane Austen make them a natural home for literature students, their educational packages also aim to inspire a new generation of young people with interests in history; business; the creative, leisure, and heritage industries; and gardens and the environment.

Student groups will be looked after by their dedicated team of experienced house and garden guides, or by members of the curatorial team. Tours, talks and workshops give students an exclusive experience of the atmospheric setting and tangible history that heritage offers.

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