Posted by on 15 March 2017 | 0 Comments

Jane austen

Professor Barnard had one of his most interesting patients to date – Jane Austen, author of Pride and Prejudice and Emma. Her writing desk was recently donated to the British Library, and found in one of the drawers were three pairs of spectacles. The conservation department got in touch with Professor Barnard to test the glasses and offer his expertise.

To read more and find out his diagnosis, follow the links below.


The British Library

The Daily Telegraph


The Smithsonian


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