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Jane Austen Study Week - Sense and Sensibility

Jane Austen once again features in Ammerdown’s programme thanks to Jane Austen’s devotee Hazel Jones.

This year, Hazel will lead an in-depth study on Jane Austen’s novel ‘Sense and Sensibility’. She writes: “Elinor and Marianne Dashwood - two sisters, two approaches to life and love. Marianne wears her heart on her sleeve and ignores Elinor's warnings that her behaviour will give rise to gossip. Meanwhile, Elinor has her own romantic problems, carefully concealed from those closest to her. Through their experiences, they both learn that sense must be tempered with sensibility if happiness is to be achieved in a society which cares more about money and status than personal feelings. The themes which will be discussed include money and marriage, romance and second attachments, laughter and ridicule, secrecy and sickness, and an explanation of what the terms 'sense' and 'sensibility' signified in the early 19th century.”

Visual representations of the text will be shown in the evening sessions. A day's visit to a relevant location is also planned.

Hazel Jones has been running courses on Jane Austen since 1996, and has built quite a following at Ammerdown: “Hazel is absolutely superb. She is an authority on Jane Austen and imparts her knowledge in a sensitive and interesting way, allowing us to contribute and ask questions.”

* N.B. The cost of the course includes the cost of the outing, i.e. transport and admission fees.

 

Led by: Hazel Jones

Please arrive by noon on Monday. Course ends with lunch on Friday. 

 Jane Austen once again features in Ammerdown’s programme thanks to Jane Austen’s devotee Hazel Jones.

This year, Hazel will lead an in-depth study on Jane Austen’s novel ‘Sense and Sensibility’. She writes: “Elinor and Marianne Dashwood - two sisters, two approaches to life and love. Marianne wears her heart on her sleeve and ignores Elinor's warnings that her behaviour will give rise to gossip. Meanwhile, Elinor has her own romantic problems, carefully concealed from those closest to her. Through their experiences, they both learn that sense must be tempered with sensibility if happiness is to be achieved in a society which cares more about money and status than personal feelings. The themes which will be discussed include money and marriage, romance and second attachments, laughter and ridicule, secrecy and sickness, and an explanation of what the terms 'sense' and 'sensibility' signified in the early 19th century.”

Visual representations of the text will be shown in the evening sessions. A day's visit to a relevant location is also planned.

Hazel Jones has been running courses on Jane Austen since 1996, and has built quite a following at Ammerdown: “Hazel is absolutely superb. She is an authority on Jane Austen and imparts her knowledge in a sensitive and interesting way, allowing us to contribute and ask questions.”

 * N.B. The cost of the course includes the cost of the outing, i.e. transport and admission fees.

 

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Multi-purchase: If you book three or more residential courses all at once, Ammerdown will give you 5% discount on the total fees (N.B. this 5% discount does not apply when a bursary has already been agreed)

Extend your stay: Subject to availability, you are welcome to extend your stay before or after your course. If you choose to do so, Ammerdown will give you a 5% discount on our standard ‘Private Stays’ rates: please contact the centre to arrange this.