Saturday, 23 January 2016

An Afternoon with Amanda Vickery


The Jane Austen Society of Ireland is delighted to announce that Professor Amanda Vickery is coming to talk to our members this spring, at The Law Society Dublin.   This intimate gathering, in beautiful Regency surroundings, will allow you to get up-close and personal, with a favourite BBC Four celebrity, whose knowledge of Georgian society and Jane Austen, is second to none.  Hear the talk, ask questions, have your books signed and share a cup of tea.  It promises to be most exciting Regency event of the year.
Saturday, 5 March 2016  at The Law Society Dublin, 3pm - 5pm  Tickets: €25
 This Event is Now SOLD OUT

Pride and Prejudice - Having a Ball

May 2013 Vickery co-presented Pride and Prejudice: Having a Ball alongside Alistair Sooke. 

The Many Lovers of Jane Austen 

In this documentary, Amanda took a closer look at the various groups of people around the world who love  Jane.  

At Home with the Georgians

In November 2010 she presented At Home with the Georgians, a three-part television series produced for the BBC, based on her book Behind Closed Doors.

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Tickets are limited in number and sold on a first come first served basis.  Remember to renew your membership annually to be first to hear of JASI events. From 01 Jan 2016 JASI membership/renewal is 15. This is an adult only event.  

About Amanda

Amanda Jane Vickery is an English historian, writer, radio and television presenter, and professor of early modern history at Queen Mary, University of London.  She has written widely on social history, literature, the history of romance and the home, politics, law and crime with an emphasis on women's studies and feminism.  In 1998 she published her first book The Gentleman's Daughter: Women's Lives in Georgian England.  In 2009 Vickery's Behind Closed Doors: At Home in Georgian England was published. Her latest documentary, Suffragettes Forever! has proved hugely popular and timely, and can be viewed here.
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Saturday, 16 January 2016

Farewell Colonel Brandon

It is with great sadness that we learned of the death of actor Alan Rickman a few days ago.  Your shocked, heartfelt comments on our Facebook Page said it all.  He was a wonderful actor and especially was taken to the hearts of Jane Austen fans around the world when he played Colonel Brandon in Ang Lee's adaptation of 'Sense and Sensibility'. We have loved him ever since.  He faithfully embodied the skin of a character who is much older than his beloved Marianne, but in the tactful hands of Alan Rickman, the difference in years simply drifted away.  Our thoughts are with his new bride (though they have been a couple these 50 years!) and his family and friends.  I am sure they will feel his loss even more keenly than we do.