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Solar Park Threatens Hardy Country
Solar Park Threatens Hardy Country
A Park the size of 140 football pitches is planned
Feb2020
Stephen Poulter - An Obituary
Stephen Poulter - An Obituary
A Long-Time Thomas Hardy Devotee has Sadly Passed Away
Feb2020
Hardy's Wessex Once Again Under Threat!
Hardy's Wessex Once Again Under Threat!
The STAND Committee have uncovered a deception which could lead to 30 000 homes being built on top of Far From the Madding Crowd land.
Feb2020
Reading the Signs by Jim Potts
Reading the Signs by Jim Potts
A new book of poetry featuring Dorset
Feb2020
Energy in Thomas Hardy and Joseph Conrad's Works
Energy in Thomas Hardy and Joseph Conrad's Works
Call for seminar proposals
Jan2020
Inspired by Thomas Hardy - Students' Poetry Workshops
Inspired by Thomas Hardy - Students' Poetry Workshops
An article published in Dorset Year Book 2020
Dec2019
THS Patrick Tolfree Student Essay Competition 2020
THS Patrick Tolfree Student Essay Competition 2020
'Hardy and the Anthropocene'
Nov2019
New Publications: Objects in Hardy and Conrad
New Publications: Objects in Hardy and Conrad
The French Association for Thomas Hardy Studies (FATHOM) has the pleasure to announce the publication in FATHOM, the French e-journal of Thomas Hardy studies, of its latest issue on "Objects in Hardy and Conrad".
Nov2019
One hundred letters sent to Thomas Hardy made public for the first time
One hundred letters sent to Thomas Hardy made public for the first time
Thomas Hardy’s position as one of Britain’s preeminent writers meant he received thousands of letters from fans, friends and members of the public to express their admiration or enlist his support.
Nov2019
The Thomas Hardy Society Writing Competition 2020
The Thomas Hardy Society Writing Competition 2020
A essay/creative writing competition for all English Literature Students
Oct2019
Inspired by Thomas Hardy: An Anthology of Students' Poems 2019
Inspired by Thomas Hardy: An Anthology of Students' Poems 2019
A beautiful collection of original works by students passionate about emulating Hardy
Oct2019
The Trumpet-Major Study Day CFP
The Trumpet-Major Study Day CFP
The Thomas Hardy Society Invites Presentation Proposals
Oct2019
A New Book Featuring Thomas Hardy and William Barnes
A New Book Featuring Thomas Hardy and William Barnes
A collection of short stories by Jim Potts
Oct2019
R.I.P. Dr Jack Schwarz - Passionate Hardyan
R.I.P. Dr Jack Schwarz - Passionate Hardyan
Donation to the THS in honour of Dr Jack Schwarz
Oct2019
THS 2020 Conference Call For Papers
THS 2020 Conference Call For Papers
CALL FOR PAPERS THE TWENTY-FOURTH INTERNATIONAL THOMAS HARDY CONFERENCE AND FESTIVAL
Sep2019
Reflections on Hardy and Notre Dame takes Patrick Tolfree Prize
Reflections on Hardy and Notre Dame takes Patrick Tolfree Prize
Student essay links Hardy's architectural writings with the Notre Dame Cathedral fire.
Sep2019
Important Thomas Hardy Correspondence Purchase
Important Thomas Hardy Correspondence Purchase
Important letter will guarantee long-term access to Archives
Sep2019
Save Our Countryside!
Save Our Countryside!
Take a Walk for STAND (Save the Area North of Dorchester) - Developers want to build an urban area larger than Poundbury on Hardy’s Far From the Madding Crowd country.
Aug2019
Hardy/Larkin Conference Weekend
Hardy/Larkin Conference Weekend
A conference held at Kingston Maurward to celebrate Philip Larkin's birthday and the 70th anniversary of his Hardy pilgrimage
Aug2019
Thomas Hardy Exhibition Project Curator
Thomas Hardy Exhibition Project Curator
Wessex Museums Partnership is looking for a Project Curator to lead on the development and delivery of a major temporary exhibition about the life of Thomas Hardy, opening in May 2021.
Aug2019
Purchase of New Hardy Letter
Purchase of New Hardy Letter
The Thomas Hardy Society in conjunction with the Dorset History Centre have purchased a newly discovered letter by Hardy
Aug2019
Students Seek to Emulate Hardy
Students Seek to Emulate Hardy
The National Trust presents awards to student winners of the Thomas Hardy Young Poetry Prize
Jul2019
Summer 2019 Journal
Summer 2019 Journal
Thomas Hardy Society Summer 2019 Journal is now on our website. If you are a member you can login and read this amazing Journal.
Jul2019
Tess (No Angel Wings)
Tess (No Angel Wings)
An original musical tribute to Hardy's Heroine
Jun2019
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