EXCITING NEWS! The speaker at the Cambridge branch of the Jane Austen Society birthday lunch on December 10th this year is Ellie Bennettwho will be talking about her latest research on the Rice Portrait. THE RICE PORTRAIT WILL BE EXHIBITED AT QUEENS' COLLEGE CAMBRIDGE. The painting has not been seen in public for many years but the current owner, Anne Rice, is bringing this stunning portrait to Cambridge for the society to see. There may be some tickets for the lunch available at £41 per head for a sparkling wine reception, and a 3 course sumptuous lunch in rooms that would have been known to some of Jane's family and friends. If you cannot make lunch there is still an opportunity to view the painting! Please message Hazel Mills for more details - hazel j mills at gmail dot com.