Jane Austen at Open Cambridge
Following the success of July's open day, which was attended by over 1,000 people, King's College Library is opening its doors to the public once more to showcase treasures related to Jane Austen and her family. As part of this year's Open Cambridge, the Library is exhibiting first and early editions of the author’s much-loved novels, alongside the autograph manuscript of her unfinished novel Sanditon and items highlighting the Austen family’s connection with the College. This two-day event is a rare opportunity to take a look inside the College’s beautiful early nineteenth-century library designed by the architect William Wilkins. The free exhibition is open to all and can be viewed on Friday 8 and Saturday 9 September between 10.30am and 4pm. Upon arrival at the front gate of King’s College, tell the member of staff on duty (or the porters) that you are visiting the Jane Austen exhibition. They will direct you to the College Library.