Our 2017 Meeting Dates

Upcoming Events

Saturday, September 9th, 12-4 pm
Fall Meeting: Persuasion at 200
Lake Merritt UMC, 1330 Lakeshore Avenue, Oakland

Discussion of Persuasion on its 200th anniversary. What was the changing tide of society? Where was the navy active? How does one put together a Regency military uniform?

Our special guests include Jennifer LeBlanc of Shakespeare Livermore, who adapted Persuasion for the stage last year, and Chris Bertani, who sails on the tall ship Lady Washington. And more!

Our meeting is free and open to the public. Contributions to our tea table are always appreciated.

This meeting site overlooks Oakland’s scenic Lake Merritt to put us in a nautical mood; it’s opposite the Scottish Rite building and the Lake Chalet Restaurant. The UMC is about a 12-minute walk from the Oakland Lakeshore BART station and served by AC Transit. Coming by auto, the simplest approach is to go west on Lakeshore Avenue, and be sure to stay on Lakeshore Avenue it bends to the right.  Please consult your favorite apps and maps for guidance.


Saturday, December 9th:
Jane Austen Gala: Jane’s Lasting Legacy
Seven Hills Conference Center, SFSU, San Francisco


Saturday, September 16, 2017:

A Persuasion Ball with the Bay Area English Regency Society

Celebrate the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen’s Persuasion with a BAERS ball at the San Mateo Masonic Lodge.  Warning: hornpipes may occur.