This design celebrates not only Jane Austen, but her contemporary female novelists that were pioneers in their time for their independence and creativity. This BookBench overlooks Jane’s final resting place at Winchester Cathedral a view that has not changed in 200 years.
The BookBench was designed and painted by the Artist in Residence at University of Winchester. The University is a community where all individuals’ matter, where wellbeing is paramount and pastoral care is of the highest quality. They are passionate about providing an outstanding, personalised experience for our students and partners.
There are a number of city centre car parks in Winchester, or else use the convenient Park & Ride, the rail station is a 10 minute walk away (with regular direct trains from Basingstoke and London). The BookBench is located right outside Winchester Cathedral where Jane Austen is buried. The cathedral is holding a wide range of events throughout the summer, and the cathedral is open to visitors.
This BookBench is not available for purchase at the charity auction.