We were recently visited at the Centre by reporters from the UK branch of the TV channel Al Jazeera: [embed]https://youtu.be/pxWGoct_2q4?t=1m4s[/embed]  

 We Have A New Friend At The Centre The Jane Austen Centre is taking part in Cirencester's 2017 Hare Trail!  The Jane Austen News has been meeting Mr Bennet's hare! The 2017 Cotswold Hare trail is a not for profit arts festival in which 80 five foot hares are scattered to locations across 28 villages and towns throughout the Cotswolds area. The hares, which are sponsored and individually decorated by a mix of professional, amateur and community group artists, are on display until September and will go to auction in October with the net profits going to charity. The main charity will be National Star, but the Cotswold Hare Trail will also support local historical projects in Cotswold towns. Our own hare, based on our famous Mr Bennet (a.k.a. Martin), is now at the Centre and awaiting a name. Although we did quite like the suggestion of Mr Bun-et, which came in via our Facebook page!
Lucy Worsley on Austen
Lucy Worsley has just released her new biography of Jane Austen called Jane Austen at Home, and to help promote her new book she's recorded this 9 minute podcast in which she shares some of her favourite insights about Jane. We thought you might like to have a listen: [embed]https://soundcloud.com/the-pool-uk/lucy-worsley-on-jane-austens-life-loves-and-badassery[/embed]