Symposium: Who’s going to be speaking?

Sarah Laing

Sarah is an author and Wellingtonian. While our other speakers are academics you confessed to wanting someone a little bit famous. Enter Sarah Laing an, award winning New Zealand author, who has recently been interviewed everywhere about her new book Mansfield and Me.


David Norton
David is a crowd favourite and regularly at our meetings contributing to discussions. His talk last year on hidden relationships in Emma had members begging to have him back. We’ve asked him to talk about the bad boys of Austen, during that discussion he also confessed to having once been a cowboy!

Read more about David

Leimomi Oakes
Historian, dressmaker, lecturer. Leimomi is also known as The Dreamsstress. Not only does she create historical clothing she uses methods and material as close to those available at the time as possible.
Read our interview with Leimomi
Anthony Tedeschi
Anthony’s last talk was such a hit we weren’t able to let everyone in! There were a lot of requests to see the Austen first editions again so Anthony is bringing them out especially for his talk at the symposium – he won’t necessarily be talking about them but you’ll be able to have a good look and ask any questions.
Read our interview with Anthony

Regular posts

I will be posting each week leading up to the symposium.
Next post: timetable of talks

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