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We aim to promote the work of the writer Frances Burney (1752-1840) her family and wider circle. We are a literary Society based in the UK but membership is open to anyone with an interest in the Burney family and their work. Members receive quarterly newsletters, back editions of which are available via the menu above. We have a close connection to the North American Burney Society and the Burney Centre at McGill University, Montreal. Our members also receive their Burney Letter and Burney Journal.

LATEST NEWS

NEXT EVENT – Sunday 13th October  2019

 Jocelyn Harris: ‘Satire, Celebrity and Politics in Jane Austen’

Please join us at Chawton House for this talk by Professor Jocelyn Harris which includes a consideration of Frances Burney and  Jane Austen. Questions raised in her book of the same name include : Why did the young Jane Austen subscribe to Frances Burney’s ‘Camilla’  (1796)? And how many  of the 1058 people on that list did she know?  Tickets: £12 for members of the Burney Society and Chawton House Friends. £15 for  others. Telephone Chawton House – 01420  541010

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Conference of the Burney Society (UK) Bishop Grosseteste University in Lincoln, 30 July-1 August 2019    

Thanks to Cassie Ulph and her postgraduate students for an excellent conference. 

The Minutes and the Revised Burney Society UK Constitution, which was ratified at the Annual AGM  on Tuesday 31st July 2019, will be uploaded shortly. 

We would like to thank all the speakers for their excellent papers, in particular our keynote speakers, Professor Lorna Clark (Carleton University, Canada) and Dr Gillian Dow (University of Southampton. 

 

 

 

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