Jane Austen’s Emma (Sold out)

Tuesday 09 May 2017
Talk begins at 6.30. Refreshments from 6pm.


The talk

2017 marks 200 years since the death of Jane Austen and many events will celebrate her life and amazing works this year. Just one year before her death, Jane Austen published ‘Emma’, the last to be published in her lifetime. This talk will set this perennially popular book in the context of her career as a writer and her other novels.  It explores Austen’s narrative technique and characterisation. It is brought to life with plenty of readings. To read the novel before the evening would certainly be an advantage, though not essential, but -spoiler alert!- the plot will be revealed.

The speaker

Jeremy Tomlinson read English at University, worked a while in bookshops and archives and then taught English at Lancing College for most of his career. He was also head of drama at Lancing and a housemaster.

Participant information

Upon arrival please come to the main museum entrance, where you will be directed to the talk location.

Talks start at 6.30pm, last for about 1-1½ hours. There will be tea, coffee & cake available between 6.00pm-6.30pm. If you have any dietary requirements please let us know in advance.


£14 per person, £10 for Museum Members, £5 for Weald & Downland Museum volunteers.

Please note Members and volunteer discounts are applicable using a code which you may enter at point of checkout. You may be asked for proof of status before being admitted so please bring your Museum badge or Membership number with you.



Please read our terms and conditions before booking. Cancellations must be made more than four weeks before the date of the talk to be eligible for a refund.