Jane Austen and the Thames Valley Connection


Popular novelist, Jane Austen, wrote some of the most well-known books of the Georgian period. It is a universally acknowledged truth that Jane Austen was born and bred in Hampshire. Anyone travelling the main roads into that county will have that confirmed by the brown tourism signs erected by the county council. However, the Austens had many important links with Berkshire and some of those villages immediately north of the River Thames. Discover more in this online talk which you can enjoy from the comfort and safety of your own home.

This is a talk where members will have priority booking and which is free. Non-members will be charged £3 each. Pre-booking is required as full joining instructions will be sent by email to all attendees in advance. Bookings close three days before the event.

To be able to hear this talk, you will need a computer device which has a microphone, speakers and ideally also a webcam. You need to be able to access emails from this device.  You will be asked to download a small piece of software the first time you join to enable you to use the online conferencing software. This will be sent to you in advance. 

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28 May 2020


19:45 - 21:00




Zoom Video Conference


  • Joy Pibworth
    Joy Pibworth

    Joy has always been fascinated by history and is particularly interested in the history of the towns and villages of the former North Berkshire (now the Vale of the White Horse) and the history of Reading pre 1837. She is a long-standing member of several local history societies. Joy has been a Janeite (Jane Austen fan) since her school days and is particularly interested in the life and times of Jane and her immediate family.

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