To mark 200 years since the death of Jane Austen, a major new exhibition at Oxford University’s Bodleian Libraries will challenge the current public perception of one of England’s greatest literary heroes.
Which Jane Austen? presents Austen as an ambitious and risk-taking businesswoman and a wartime writer who was informed and inspired by the surprising international adventures of her family and relations. Through a spectacular selection of Austen materials displayed together for the first time, the Bodleian Libraries delve into the myriad influences on this great writer's work.
The exhibition will run from 23 June 2017 to 29 October 2017 at the ST Lee Gallery, Weston Library. Admission is free. Contact the Weston Library info desk on 01865 277094 for more information.
Monday to Friday 10am-5pm